Doubt is a difficult thing. It is discernible and dark. Some people fear doubt the way a child fears shadows in the night. The body cannot wrestle with shadows but the mind does. But doubt is not necessarily a dangerous thing. The Scriptures brim with the hopes and fears of the history of our world. Ordinary people, and great people too; doubt and doxology in a convergent stream. In dark times, find some bit of theology to chew on. Wrestle through it and don't give up. Lash your resolve to the Word and tether your heart to the heavens; vent your anguish to God and cry, "I won't let You go until You bless me!" (Mark 9) Then fall into the grip that has held you all along. I'm not asking you to blindly accept my message; I'm asking you to wrestle through it. I'm asking you to know what you believe and why you believe it. The invitation has been extended, "Come let us reason together." And yes, the context is for believers in the clutch of a consuming doubt. Below you will find a growing list of resources to bless, comfort, or otherwise aid you to find doxology in your doubt.
Someone once explained the difference between guilt and shame this way:
“Guilt has to do with what you’ve done; shame has to do with what you are. The distinction is important.”
Still, for many, the result of both conditions is the same — alienation from God and others. But the same Bible that speaks so forcefully against sin, also speaks a message of healing, of redemption for both the guilty and the shamed.
More video resources:
The following link presents a video that is not presented from a Christian perspective, but it offers wonderful insight into the space between guilt and shame — a space that Jesus filled with the Cross: Listening to Shame