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Our questions, if asked well, are building blocks for stronger faith rather than stepping-stones away from it. Here's a look at a more fundamental question. What is belief?”

Too often, Christians are confused about this most basic of issues. We talk about the Christian faith. We talk about believing in Jesus. But often, we are simply confused about the nature of faith and the unavoidable experience of doubt.

Perhaps the most important biblical passage for those wrestling with questions about faith and doubt is Mark 9. In that passage, a desperate father makes two seemingly contradictory statements. He says, “I believe,” but he also says, “Help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24). This tension of believing and doubting is an inherent part of following Jesus faithfully.