You’re Not the First to Question the Reality of God

Chris —  May 25, 2012

Steve Brandon:

Most Christians, as I can tell, go through a crisis of faith in their lives. By this, I simply mean a time in which they really question the reality of God or of His working in their lives. Sometimes it occurs when people are in their teens. At other times it occurs later in life. The result of these times is either an abandoning of the faith or a strengthened resolve to the realities of the faith.

The Biblical writers are no strangers to such feelings. More than a dozen times, we read the Psalmists expressing their doubts to the Lord saying, “How long?” (For example: Psalm 13:1, 2; 79:5; 94:3). Asaph chronicles his life by saying, “My feet came close to stumbling. My steps had almost slipped. For I was envious of the arrogant as I saw the prosperity of the wicked” (Psalm 73:2-3). Habakkuk said, “How long, O LORD, will I call for help and you will not hear?” (Habakkuk 1:2). Job said, “I cry out to You for help, but You do not answer me. I stand up, and you turn Your attention against me” (Job 30:20).

And yet . . .

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2 responses to You’re Not the First to Question the Reality of God

  1. What can you do to stop those thoughts?

  2. Marybeth, I think one of the best things to do is to spend time being thankful and meditating on God in His Word. Also, when we spend time thanking God for his creation, then it will help us grow in our knowledge of Him.

    The verses we talked about the other night (Philippians 4:8-9) are very important.

    You might click through to Pastor Brandon’s blog (he was the one who originally wrote this post) and ask him how he suggests that you defeat such thoughts.