What do you think?
“Doubting God is painful and frightening because we think we are leaving God behind, when in fact we are only leaving behind ideas about God that we are used to surrounding ourselves with – the small God, the God within our control, the God who moves in our circles, the God who always agrees with us.
“Doubt strips away distraction so we can see more clearly the inadequacies of who we think God is and move us from the foolishness of thinking that our God is the God.”
The quote is from The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires our Trust More than our Correct Beliefs, by Peter Enns.
I like really like it!
But, it would not have made much sense to me at 25 when I had more answers than questions. But at 55, with more life behind me than in front of me, and more questions than answers, this makes perfect sense now.
Here is a bit of wisdom gained the hard way. Don’t fear your questions. Don’t hide your doubts. Embrace them.
This weekend we’re moving on to John chapter 8. It’s about sin, judgement, forgiveness, darkness, light, truth, and freedom. There is something here for everyone, and I can’t wait to share what I am learning. It will be from the heart.
See you Sunday,
My message last week, Words of Eternal Life, were influenced by Peter Enns. I talk about the difference between belief and trust. You can listen to the sermon on our podcast.