Hey friends. Sorry for the heavy messages lately, but in light of recent world events, I know many of us have questions about where God’s at & why He’s allowing such atrocities to happen. I think it’s important to address such topics in this space, so here goes.
Today I wanna share with you one of the most profound messages I’ve heard to date on deep personal & spiritual healing from abuse. Please do yourself a favor & give it a listen all the way through. I was so not expecting this level of depth in such a relatively short discussion.
This interview is with William Paul Young, author of the wildly-popular book The Shack (which honestly I have yet to read). It’s a book some Christians are wary of because, apparently, it plunges deep into the whole “dark night of the soul” bit, human suffering, and God’s place in it — asking questions many of us believers don’t dare to.
We’ve been taught that we shouldn’t question God… that we should have “reckless faith” even in the face of the most heinous evils that may happen to us (or around us). We’ve been taught that unwavering trust is where it’s AT — and Jesus absolutely says faith is vital to our well-being.
But maybe what we don’t understand is that faith isn’t the absence of questions. It’s the unwavering trust that in the midst of our deepest ones, we still believe in God’s character and that He’s planning good for us, even when all hell breaks loose in our lives. The deepest & most genuine faith is forged when we question every single biblical attribute about God but still keep holding His hand.
Let me know what you think.