The first is from Zack Hunt and his The American Jesus Blog. Zack wishes out loud that he didn't have faith. Here is a bit of what he says.
Tragically, doubt is an unwanted guest in much of the church today, particularly amongst those who call ourselves evangelicals. In the face of historical criticism, scientific breakthroughs, and the arrogance of fundamentalism, we are left thinking that doubt is the opposite of faith. Doubt, we are told, is the weapon of the enemy. If we allow it gain even a toehold, then the enemy wins and the Christian faith itself will come crashing down.
What we need instead it faith.But faith is not a vaccination against doubt.It is the embracing of it.
Faith embraces our deepest doubts, faces them head on, and chooses to believe anyway. We have faith because we doubt. If we didn't doubt, we wouldn't have faith. We would have knowledge.
But until Christ returns that sort of knowledge alludes us, no matter how arrogantly we may try to claim otherwise. Which means until that glorious appearing we must not only lean on faith, we must also make room for our doubts.
The second is a video interview with Tom Thatcher at Northeast Church in which Tom talks about why doubt is a natural, healthy and needed part of our faith journey.
HT: James McGrath