We all have doubts. Even when we are pretty certain of a specific outcome there is a twinge of doubt. When I took the stress test last week I was fine until the Dr. said “I have to caution you that there is a remote possibility that you could have a heart attack and thus while hooked up to an IV and electrodes I was asked to sign a consent form I couldn’t read.” I had a twinge of doubt. Much like playing Texas and even though ahead with less than a minute to go I always had doubts.

Doubts are overcome by faith, but often that faith is reflected in the actions of others. A get well card from a stranger, a prayer blanket from a congregation I have never met, a prayer that penetrates the “Force” and finds its way into my heart. Faith surrounds me with the little acts of kindness that reinforce the giver’s belief that “all will be well.” Simple acts like the delivery of lemonade, an offhand comment such as “next visit we will go to a ball game,” or a question that is about my future reflects the giver’s faith that becomes contagious. Soon I believe, and my faith overcomes the inertia of doubt.

When we find ourselves stagnated by doubt, look to the little signs of faith. They surround each and every one of us

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. Someone told me the other day that Allen “doesn’t know his own strength–he is trying to do what everyone else does, but he is just so much stronger.” I immediately thought of you—my sentiments about you exactly. I love you.

  2. Hi Uncle Webb!! Just wanted to let you know I’m reading your blog and continually sending up prayers for the Lord to heal you. I look forward to a Hubbell family reunion, to let these little cousins meet each other, so get better soon and we’ll make the plans! In the meantime, please keep up the blog; it’s great to have a line into how you are doing. Much love and prayers from TN!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *