Monday, October 31, 2005

Rock Bottom Faith

Kathy, a dearly treasured friend, got me thinking about faith last night. Here are some thoughts.

Faith doesn't need all the answers. It doesn't require understanding. We don't have to have perfect theology (I think theologians who believe they have all the answers are in real trouble anyways...)

Child-like faith. Children don't know all the reasons. They just know the person. They trust that person's words. They rest in their arms.

If we "saw" all the answers there would be no "unseen" thing for which to exercise faith.

If we find comfort in our theology, we have found comfort in the wrong thing.

Devastation levels us, shakes our limited understanding, and brings us ultimately to Him, not the study of Him. Job had question after question, and was on a quest for answers - but in the end, he saw God. The questions ceased. Ended. Came to a screeching halt. He was all he needed.

We will never know it all. We will never have all the anwers. But we can have faith in Him and who He is.

And He is more than enough.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And He is more than enough."

Yes, He is. There are days when it is all I can do to will myself to put one foot in front of the other. He has always held my hand, though, and walked beside me, strengthening me as I attempt to do the right thing. He has always been my comfort. May He be Kathy's, too, as she walks yet another road less taken. The strength He is giving her increases my own faith in Him.

7:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great thoughts!

8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amen! we could use more of that down here : )

6:30 PM  
Blogger sorry said...

I like this... a lot... We believe that He is GOOD... and that he rewards those who diligently seek him.

8:01 PM  

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