Everyone once in a while the crisis of faith draws us into questions. We have a choice. We can do our best to search for the answers based on the Word of God, or we can ignore it and refuse to admit we have questions at all.
During these questions of faith, our first tendency is to pull out our handbook of handy Christian clichés.
- "Jesus will turn this around for the good."
- "It's all gonna be ok."
- "There's (eventual) victory in Jesus."
- "I'm praying for you."
While these are all great statements and sometimes even true, they don't necessarily address the questions in our mind. We can't be afraid to ask ourselves (and each other) the tough questions.
How are we supposed to minister to a broken world if we refuse to admit brokenness? How will I make a difference in the life of the destroyed if we refuse to admit destruction exists?
I challenge you, when you have a question, doubt, or fear, to not ignore it or sugar coat it with clichés. Face it straight on. Deal with it. Find your answer. Search the Bible and find the Truth you're looking for. You may have to walk through a valley so ominous it causes you to question your faith... but when you come out with the answers you've sought you'll be stronger than ever before.
After all…the rest of the world has to deal with these questions…why shouldn't we??
We are here to live this life as examples of the salvation Christ gives.
"We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies." 2 Corinthians 4:8-10