“Job knew what it was like to be torn apart by the enormity of God…”

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Faith involves our deepest passions engaged by the reality of God. For this is what Faith is amidst confusion, doubt, affliction, and being crushed by sorrow or pain. These experiences do not mean we have lost favor with God.

The freedom to doubt, the dignity that God gives us is that to fail, to be over-whelmed, to fear, to be angry, to have passion…these are part of the Christian’s conversion. Mercy is the permission to be human.

In God’s love and forgiveness for each of us he was well aware how deep the need and how dark the sin of his children are. This is why  the death and resurrection of Jesus is the only atonement that could fulfill our needs and deliver us to the arms of The Holy One.

Suffering Faith produces the presence and peace of God. Complacent Faith is a loveless Pharisaic life full of duties that we think somehow please our God.

  We can NEVER please The Holy and realize the Enormity of His Holiness outside of the Atonement and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

I find REST in this Truth and only in this Truth.

 

3 thoughts on ““Job knew what it was like to be torn apart by the enormity of God…”

  1. Suffering faith…

    I find more and more that authentic faith is a place of tension between what is already and what is not yet. I think this is part of what is expressed in the Lord’s Prayer where he instructs us to pray “…your kingdom come [and] your will be done on earth as it [already] is in heaven…”, and perhaps expressed honesty by the confession “Lord I believe, help my unbelief.” I find this sentiment in the Sermon on the Mount as well, with the acknowledgement of injustice, sickness, poverty, etc. that still need to be rectified.

    So honest faith will always need be a suffering faith. Until the Author steps onto the Stage to end the current Play. Then faith will be seeing…

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