Tags: faith

Disillusioned?

Why do you think so many followers of Christ start strong and then become disillusioned over time? Or maybe I shouldn’t assume that’s what you’ve seen. Maybe I should ask you a more balanced question. Is it your hunch that most people who begin strong end up being as hopeful, as warm hearted, and as […]

Imponderables (2nd of 3)

In my last post, I ended saying that the Bible introduces us to a God who makes no effort to answer questions that feel at times like they are driving us to the breaking point. Instead he gradually leads us to conclude that only when we have exhausted the limits of our own reason can […]

What I Can’t Do (3rd of 3)

In my last post, I talked about some specific examples of things I can’t do regardless of how much faith I have in God, myself, or anyone else. Let me give you a couple more examples and see if we can come to terms with what we can’t do: In addition to all of the […]

What I Can’t Do (2nd of 3)

In my last post, I talked about believing that we can be or do anything God wants us to be or do, but that I am also sobered by the awareness of what I can’t do. Let me give you some examples: I am troubled by the fact that I cannot control my circumstances. I […]

What I Can’t Do (1st of 3)

Over the years, I’ve reminded myself that, with God’s help, I can do anything God wants me to do, say anything he wants me to say, and go any place he wants me to go. In spite of some setbacks along the way, those convictions have not changed. I still believe a thousand demons with […]

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