Questioning Faith

3 10 2009

Hey guys,

How’s your week been?  Anything interesting happen in your life?  Same old, same old?  Do you find it easy or hard to see God working in your life on a daily basis?  Did He try and teach you something this week?  Were you able to hear Him speak?  How did you see Him actively pursuing you?

What would you like to hear God say to you?

Seasons are changing.  This is my favorite time of year.  I love feeling the chill in the air, hearing the walnuts fall like bombs on the roof of our office and watching the squirrels run around like crazy getting ready for winter.  There’s rarely times in my life that I doubt the existence of God.  But every now and then I’ll have that moment of questioning.  I think…is this for real?  But in my life, faith is a gift that I may take for granted.  What’s been your experience?  Do you feel that certainty of God’s presence in your life?  How often do you feel yourself on the cliffs of doubt and questioning? 

I’m a firm believer that God doesn’t mind us questioning our faith.  He has given us free will for a reason, He doesn’t want us to blindly follow him without our heart and soul and mind involved in relationship with Him.  Often it’s through these questions that God reveals His love in an even greater way, exposing the reality of how the sacrificial death of His Son provides the way for us to be in that intimate authentic relationship with our Heavenly Father.

David wrote in Psalm 46:

            God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him.
               We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom,
                  courageous in seastorm and earthquake,
               Before the rush and roar of oceans,
                  the tremors that shift mountains.

               Jacob-wrestling God fights for us,
                  God-of-Angel-Armies protects us.
            River fountains splash joy, cooling God’s city,
                  this sacred haunt of the Most High.
               God lives here, the streets are safe,
                  God at your service from crack of dawn.
               Godless nations rant and rave, kings and kingdoms threaten,
                  but Earth does anything he says.
            Jacob-wrestling God fights for us,
                  God-of-Angel-Armies protects us.
            Attention, all! See the marvels of God!
                  He plants flowers and trees all over the earth,
               Bans war from pole to pole,
                  breaks all the weapons across his knee.
               “Step out of the traffic! Take a long,
                  loving look at me, your High God,
                  above politics, above everything.”
            Jacob-wrestling God fights for us,
      God-of-Angel-Armies protects us.

Take some time to “step out of the traffic” and really “take a long, loving look” at your Heavenly Father.  He wants you to.  He loves you so much.

Praying for you!

To the King!





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