Who You said You Are

These questions that leave me feeling insecure and unstable in what I believe are not bad. They are simply opportunities. And by God’s grace I won’t run from or hide them. Because God is bigger than any boxed in version of Himself that I’ve created. I can face these faith questions head on. Not knowing can lead to a deeper knowing. These questions can bring me closer to God, if I take this opportunity.

Jesus didn’t say that eternal life starts when I know all the answers, but when I know God.

And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” John 17:3, ESV

Jesus didn’t say that the greatest commandment is for me to never doubt or question, but for me to love Him with my whole being and loving others as myself.

“‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?’ 37 And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.’” Matt. 22:36-40, ESV

Jesus didn’t say that following Him wouldn’t involve hard questions … or harder answers. But, God, when I’ve got questions that are hard to face and answers that are hard to swallow {like the one that says I may never, in this life, know the set-in-stone answer to all of my questions}, I want to respond like Peter did – holding on to what I know You said You are.

“After this [Jesus’ teaching on hard truths] many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. 67 So Jesus said to the Twelve, ‘Do you want to go away as well?’ 68 Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, 69 and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.’” (emphasis mine) John 6:66-69, ESV

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