40 Days of Doubt: Devotions for the Skeptic


Have you ever questioned whether everything you believe in as a Christian is false? 40 Days of Doubt explores questions readers may be asking about their faith in 41 (with bonus day) devotions.

Why would God care what I have to say? Why choose Christianity over other religions? Will God really never give you more than you can handle? What good does prayer do? Can God and evolution coexist? What sex is bad sex? Is it a sin to have doubts?

These are just some of the questions Eric Huffman, founder and lead pastor of The Story Houston, tackles in 40 Days of Doub part-time believers and full-time skeptics who wonder whether they’re really Christians when they feel like an outsider in their faith. 

In 40 Days of Doubt, Huffman helps abnormal believers and sometimes doubters of faith understand how to cope with questions and doubt in their beliefs; and provides insightful answers during these times of doubt.

"I want skeptics to know that doubts aren’t the enemy of faith,” Eric Huffman says. “In fact, doubts can fuel faith. In the Christian worldview, it’s not necessarily a sin to have doubts. In fact, doubt and faith can work in tandem to broaden our perspective and give us a greater sense of awe about our existence.”

Huffman graduated from Centenary College in 2001, received his M.Div. from Saint Paul School of Theology in 2006 and was ordained as an elder by the Missouri Conference in 2011. Eric is passionate about leading new generations to know God’s transforming love through Jesus Christ. He lives in Houston, Texas. Find him online at EricHuffman.org.  

From 40 Days of Doubt – Day 20: Is It a Sin to Have Doubts? Noah doubted, but he still built the ark (Genesis 6:11-22). Abraham doubted, but he still left his father’s house and meandered into the desert to meet God (Genesis 12:1-4). Moses doubted, but he still stood up to Pharaoh (Exodus 3). Mary doubted, but she still said, “I am the Lord’s servant ... May your word to me be fulfilled” (Luke 1:38). Sarah doubted, but she still tried to get pregnant — even though she was 90, and her husband was 100 (Genesis 21:1-5). You can doubt and be a Christian.