I have questions.
Why does God let evil exist?
Why does He permit pain?
How can He sit by while His creations, His children, suffer?
There are apologetics and theologians with quick answers. Most sound pretty good. But outside the Mind of God, responses to such questions are grossly inadequate and unsatisfying.
Apologetic work is so dangerous to one’s faith. A doctrine never seems dimmer to me than when I have just successfully defended it. – C.S. Lewis
But that’s okay.
I’m not interested in second-rate faith characterized by an obsession with answers to specific questions. Because that defeats the purpose, doesn’t it?
I used to think that seeking God’s knowledge was the same as seeking Him.
Seeking to know what God knows is nothing more than a sly prideful attempt to elevate ourselves to a level that was never intended for us.
The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. (Isaiah 40:28)
My faith needs no justification outside of Christ. And the only answers I need are the inevitable ones that accompany an intimate relationship with the Lord.
That may sound like a cop out. An easy response to the hard questions of Christianity.
Maybe it is.
All I can do is humbly accept my limited understanding, trust God, and go forward in full confidence of Him.