Saturday, July 5, 2008

2% doubt

Sometimes, when my mind's on a really cool tangent, I can't sleep because my thoughts are running like crazy through my head.

My mind got stuck on this tangent last night at this sweeeeeet bible study when faith and doubt were briefly discussed. Doubt is normally not seen as a good thing but I feel it's just human nature that we can't control. I believe doubt is normal, healthy and can be seen as responsible.

Doubt is a part of faith. Faith isn't waking up every morning to God's face coming out of the clouds saying "Good morning, sons and daughters! Believe in me!" Faith is waking up every morning, seeing God's invisible hand on the world and your choice to trust in him despite the doubts that are there.

I was looking at these papers I have on my wall and there's this one from I think 3 years ago when I went to camp.

it says:


God is nowhere.
God is now here.

Paradox: a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true.

God pretty much goes against the tiny human brain's common sense, but he's God and he can do that. Sure, there are going to be doubts because a lot about God and why he does things isn't clear at times, but let these doubts strengthen you and heal your faith.

my two cents. Feel free to tell me I'm wrong, or to agree with me, or to tell me this makes no sense and I'm insane in the brain. I like talking about things like this with people.

Now maybe I'll sleep.
If you took the time to read this, here's a little shout out for you

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jenWolf said...

i love you. and now we are blog buddies
your epiphanies are our conversations. and i like them.

Kelsey said...