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Fear of Admitting My Doubts
By Bethany Fix
Most Christian teenagers still have doubts about our faith, even if we won’t admit it. For example, I look like the “ultimate” Christian girl on the outside. I’m respectful, kind, and love Jesus. But I also have doubts about the Lord. I still wonder whether or not he can do miracles, and how he is going to work in my life. I’ve even doubted whether or not God is real!
That’s not something I’ll admit easily, because I like my “perfect Christian kid” identity. And so, I pretend to have it all together. I act as if I don’t have doubts to “admit.” And I’m not alone—many of us have doubts we’re sure we’re not supposed to have. ◊
What do you think? Have you seen this to be true with your own students? Bethany would love to read your comments below! 🙂