Both Peter and Judas denied Christ. One came back. I don’t know what Judas thought he could accomplish by turning Jesus over or if he knew the extent of his betrayal until it was too late. Peter doubted his safety. He no longer expected Jesus could save him. He denied Christ three times. When Jesus was resurrected He asked Peter, three times, do you love me? Did Judas or Peter ever doubt their doubts?
God is there in Job’s doubts but gives no resolve. God does not “answer” or engage Job until chapter 33. That is a very long silence. When we have doubts God always answers with, “Don’t you trust me?”. Then He recommends that we trust Him. God says because I am a myriad of wonderful things, trust Me. He does not always answer each situation with resolve. He is the answer to all and gives the authority to Jesus’ words. Job’s experience tells us that everyone loses something and life is not about getting every answer. Demons have belief but no faith. We have belief and good works that do not save but make a foundation for faith. Before Heaven our best ideas blur to embarrassment. C.S. Lewis says that, “The practice of faith leads to the habit of faith”. Psalms 23 tells so much and also gives the seven phases of faith that correspond to the seven “I AM’s” of the song. Read it again. We doubt and should doubt those doubts. I’ll close with 2 Cor 5:7, “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”