This is my life right now…
I am leading my family into a time of what I call Biblical Uncertainty…
What does that mean?
Glad you asked!!!
When I read the Bible I notice themes like Human Brokenness, Humans trying to be God, God’s Power, God’s Love, God’s Truth… But there is one that grabbed my attention recently more than ever before… God’s Faithfulness…
There is a song by the band Crowder that reads:
I used to shake You like an 8-ball
I used to shoot You like a gun
I used to hold You like a hammer
Try to nail down everyone
I used to keep You in a steeple
Used to bind You in a Book
I used to take You like prescription
Without knowing what I took
But now I just don’t buy it anymore
No, I’ve tried and I’ve tried to know everything for sure
But I find I know less as I come to know You more
You’re not who I thought You were
Praise the Lord
See this song sings about a faith in Jesus that flaps in the face of traditional wisdom. It speaks of radical love and hope and the understanding that, Praise the Lord, He is more of a mystery and more truthful than I thought I knew…..
Biblical Uncertainty: Trusting the proven faithfulness of God, even when I do not understand what He is doing…
In a way, I have always lived this way but am just now phrasing it this way.
When I trusted Jesus with my life at a very young age I spent time learning, who He was and How He works through reading His Word. I didn’t read the Bible as a book of rules, but a book about the Ruler the Creator… Because of this I often pray to know Jesus better.
As I was reading God’s Word recently I saw an old passage that speaks to the season we are in and reminds me that Biblical Uncertainty is a great place to be!
“The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. As the Scriptures say,
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise
and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.”
So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe.”
– 1 Corinthians 1:18-21
Biblical Uncertainty, Trusting the proven faithfulness of God, even when I do not understand what He is doing…
He is wise and I am not… So I will walk in obedience to Him… I trust God more than I doubt what He has called us to… I don’t have to know the ending of my story, BUT, I have read the end of History and I can tell you that God wins… I don’t want to waste my life on myself…
Think about it, are you willing to look humanly foolish if it means that people will one day believe and put their faith in Jesus as their Hope as their Savior…
Because of the “foolish sharing” people will know Jesus as the Father they never had, as the Forgiveness they thought wasn’t possible, to be comforted and held during times of uncertainty…. Because The Cross is REAL, Jesus died for all of us and His tomb is EMPTY, He did not stay dead but stands ready to welcome us into His Kingdom through surrender… Sounds foolish right? Unless you realize that every human wisdom has failed us and you are ready for something Hopeful…
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