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  • Writer's pictureBishop Mesrop Parsamyan

Navigating Doubt

Doubt is a powerful force that can profoundly impact our lives. It has the ability to shake the foundations of our faith, making us question our beliefs, values, and purpose. It can come from the difficulties we go through, the unanswered questions we have, or the hardships we see in the world. Doubt is a result of our limited human understanding. It comes from our imperfect view of reality and our struggle to understand the mysteries of God.

However, doubt is not limited to our spiritual journey alone; it can also seep into our perception of ourselves and our abilities. In fact, doubting ourselves can be equally if not more destructive, as it undermines our self-confidence and prevents us from realizing our potential.

When we doubt ourselves, we become vulnerable to feelings of insecurity, fear, and inadequacy. We question our abilities, second-guess our decisions, and constantly worry about our worthiness and competence. This state of mind can paralyze us, hindering personal growth and preventing us from taking risks or pursuing our passions. Doubting ourselves robs us of the courage to step outside our comfort zones and embrace new opportunities.

Yet, in the face of doubt, St. Gregory reminds us that it is only God who possesses the capacity to work the miracle of restoring life to a soul trapped in such dangerous uncertainty. It is only God who can perform the miracle of reviving a soul burdened by doubt. This makes us realize that we need to humble ourselves before God, acknowledging that we need His help and guidance. When we let go of our doubts and give them to God, he will give us the strength to transcend our doubts, embrace our true selves, and live a life filled with purpose and faith.

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