Unlimited: Believe Your Beliefs and Doubt Your Doubts
Oct 27, 2021 972
Lord, I believe; help my unbelief! (Mark 9:24, NKJV).
If there is no God, no Creator of the universe, then my brain is the result of the play of meaningless atoms in time and space. If this were the case, how could I trust its conclusions?
Where did thought come from? If thought matches reality, there had to be an infinite and wise Creator who gave us consciousness. But if our thoughts are the result of chance then we should no more trust their conclusions than we should expect the splash of an accidental jug spilling to give us a map of Australia.
If the Bible’s picture of a loving heavenly Father is only a myth, and life is meaningless, we could never come to the point of understanding joy and sorrow.
Believe your beliefs and doubt your doubts.
We would never know darkness unless we first knew light. Suppose there was no light and we had no eyes, then the word ‘dark’ would have no meaning. It is because we know the reality of God and good that we feel the intensity of darkness and pain. The One who made the world made your brain and your standard of what is right and good. Every accusation against God is built on a standard, and our standard came from him who made us.
Believe your beliefs and doubt your doubts. Never doubt your beliefs and believe your doubts. Never let what you don’t understand destroy what you do understand.– Des Ford (adapted)
Reflection: As I have grown in my walk with the Lord, there are many things that I once was certain about, that I now don’t know. At the same time I have grown in my certainty of who God is, and of his love for me. What are the spiritual certainties that have kept you grounded in your life?