The American Trappist monk, Thomas Merton, wrote that “Faith means doubt. Faith is not the suppression of doubt; it is the overcoming of doubt, and you overcome doubt by going through it.” Sometimes we get distressed by the doubts we experience, but it is in the presence of doubts that real faith is practiced. Faith does not exist apart from doubt. Where obstacles do not exist, faith is meaningless. The heroes of faith in Hebrews 11 all had reason to know and to feel doubt, but they practiced faith. Let us choose to be strong in faith.