How is it possible that we’ve already reached the end of September? Unbelievable! I don’t know about you, but I feel like I blinked and nearly missed it.

Regardless of how quickly time is passing by, I’m so happy that you’ve given up some of your precious time to be here with us this week!

If you’re new to Five Minute Friday, you can catch the scoop right over here.

And if you feel like doing something wild and crazy with a whole bunch of other wild and crazy bloggers, how about taking on the Write 31 Days Challenge?

We’re kicking off October 1st, and the Five Minute Friday crew has added a special twist to the challenge: namely, to write each of your 31 Days posts in five minutes or less!

You in?

To make things a little less chaotic, we’ve even put together a list of prompts for you to use, if you so desire:



Find more details here, then come back at 8pm EST on September 30th to link up a landing page or contents page if you plan to play along!


Our prompt for this week is:





Doubt is a slippery fellow.

One step on his foot, and he’ll grab your whole leg and pull you down so fast you won’t even know what hit you.

Peter will tell you all about it. He’d testify that as soon as you take your eyes off the Truth, doubt takes over and you’ll sink into it.

And before you know it, you’re flailing around, gasping and treading water, “blown and tossed about by the wind.

We need the Rock.


Lead me to the rock


We desperately need the Rock of Truth, the One who keeps our foot from slipping, because we’re oh, so prone to slip.

So we cry out like Peter, and if we reach for the right One, He holds out His hand and sets our feet upon solid ground. The unchanging One, in whom there are no shadows of turning.

When you feel your foot slipping, friend, stand firm. Don’t go down that route. Grab hold of the Truth hidden in your heart, that you might not slip and slide right into despair.

For doubt is a slippery fellow.


“On Christ the Solid Rock I stand; all other ground is sinking sand.”


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34 thoughts on “five minute friday :: doubt

  1. I have a question about the five min Friday and write 31 days…if I use the prompts for my 31 days do I link up at both sites or will one be deleted. Thank you ?

    • Hi Jesse! Please link up at both sites. The link-up for 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes will open at 8pm EST on September 30th, and the general Write 31 Days website link-up opens at 8am EST on October 1st. Hope you can join us!

  2. Such truth in your words, Kate. We gave a very similar solution for when doubt creeps in. I love the word picture you shared about doubt taking hold of our leg and yanking us down. Yep, walked it today. The trick is to not let the emotions lead us down the path doubt’s setting us up for. That’s when the danger intensifies. Clinging to the truth definitely helps. Loved your post!

  3. […] With bated breath for the word we wait                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sad? Happy? Green?  Could the word be GREAT?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Looks like she’s ready to blurt it out…….                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I can’t believe it – the word is DOUBT! […]

  4. Kate, Psalm 61.2 is a scripture I often quote because I love it so. We all doubt at times and find ourselves slipping but then we look to The One who gently offers us His hand…and once again we say, “Why did we take our eyes off of You in the first place?” I love FMF and the community and kindness found here! xo

  5. I hear the whisper of doubt daily. Am I a “good” wife and mother? Do I love well? Do I represent Jesus well? I can’t possibly take that risk I wouldn’t want to fail and fall flat on my face in front of everyone. Fortunately,. Jesus gave us a antidote for doubt. He tells us that we can cast all our cares on Him through prayer. I also love to crank up the praise music and sing my heart to Him when my thoughts are clouded with doubts. I know that I can find my rest, strength and peace in Him. “Tis, so sweet to trust in Jesus.”

  6. Another of Satan’s tools if we let him get away with it. On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand.
    I’ve changed my blog title from JudyRules to My Life His Rules. Same person, same blog, but a slightly different slant. During my quiet time this week, I have felt led to make these changes.
    Having to clean my house and prep for company tomorrow, but looking forward to reading some more of the posts on Doubt. Yours was excellent, Kate.

  7. Kate, this was a very thought provoking prompt for sure! And you are so right, doubt is a slow & slippery slide. It was good to be reminded. It is always good to join you! Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. […] Ahh, September is almost over and I am so sorry for the blog silence. I meant to write more but my day job has taken over my life, which is very obvious considering that this post isn’t exactly day-appropriate, if I  may call it that. I plan to remedy my writing hiatus, though, and as you can see in this post’s title, I have some exciting news. This, I hope, would answer my blogging problem and get me back into the blogging groove once again despite the hectic schedule. But before I get carried away by my excitement, let us go through the first part of this post which is the five-minute free write no edit weekly writing challenge hosted by Kate over at Heading Home. […]

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