"I think [doubt] is just a normal part of being a human being, the way that breathing is part of being a human being," author and philosophy professor Adam Miller says in a new video on faith and doubt. "It's life's way of signaling that you need something."
Miller explains that so often we see doubt as a negative counterpart to faith, when, in reality, doubt is an unavoidable part of our existence and an experience that can bring growth.
After having a conversation with a friend who decided to leave the LDS Church, Miller says he was left "with a kind of hole inside."
He continues, "I spent a lot of time that night on my knees in my hotel room in the dark wrestling with what, if anything, was different for me than it was for him. Eventually, I reached that point in my ongoing prayer where—you give up. Where you surrender and you turn it over to God."