Spiritual Depression: Clouds of Doubt or Unbelief?


Indeed I can put it, finally, like this; the ultimate cause of all spiritual depression is unbelief, for if it were not for unbelief even the devil could do nothing. It is because we listen to the devil instead of listening to God that we go down before him and fall before his attacks.   -Martyn Lloyd-Jones


Christ never failed to distinguish between doubt and unbelief. Doubt is can’t believe. Unbelief is won’t believe. Doubt is honesty. Unbelief is obstinacy. Doubt is looking for light. Unbelief is content with darkness.   -Henry Drummond

There are those who insist it is a very bad thing to question God. To them “why?” is a rude question. That depends, I believe, on whether it is an honest search, in faith, for His meaning, or whether it is the challenge of unbelief and rebellion.   -Elizabeth Elliot

Ignorance asks for understanding. Unbelief asks for proof.   -Bill Johnson


Unbelief is actually perverted faith, for it puts its trust, not in the living God, but in dying men.  -A.W. Tozer

There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence.   -John Calvin

All unbelief is the belief of a lie.  -Horatius Bonar


Jesus said to him, “Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29 )


6 thoughts on “Spiritual Depression: Clouds of Doubt or Unbelief?

      1. Amen. I think it’s important to listen to voices from different sectors of the body of Christ–people from different times, places, denominations, etc. It really gives you a sense of Christ indwelling His church &speaking through her. That is why one of my hobbies is church history 🙂 I identify with all who are His.


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