Monday, November 14, 2011

Do You Believe?

An excerpt from Do You Believe?
By Brad Carter, Spain
October–December 2011

Have you ever come to a point in your life where you looked at the world and couldn’t find God? Perhaps you couldn’t believe in Him anymore. He let you down. He didn’t answer your prayer. He didn’t save your mother or your husband or your daughter. You were in a lot of pain and God was nowhere to be found. Perhaps somewhere along the way you began to question your faith.

Read The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis. Have a discussion with your small group or Bible study. Share your own feelings, thoughts, and doubts. It is okay to doubt. It is okay to struggle and question. In fact, it’s a healthy part of growing in faith. I believe even Jesus struggled with this very same issue throughout His life and ministry, up to His last breath and utterance, “My God, my God, why have You forsaken Me?” Is Andy’s plea really that much different?

Perhaps if we take the time to understand human suffering and mourn for those who are suffering, we might do something about it.
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