Blog Posts on Faith
God’s Gracious Path to Costly Obedience
Imagine Abraham, living a life of security in Ur of the Chaldeans, but knowing that God had called him to leave it all for a land he did not know. That would have been costly.
And Abraham is not alone.…Continue Reading
God Will Never, Ever Break His Promise
How might Isaac have explained to his young sons, Jacob and Esau, why God had commanded his father, Abraham, to offer him as a burnt offering (Genesis 22)?
Eight year-old Esau sat on his bed-mat firing imaginary arrows in the…Continue Reading
God’s Mercy in Making Us Face the Impossible
God is not content for us just to understand the idea that nothing is too hard for the Lᴏʀᴅ (Jeremiah 32:17). He wants us to have the overwhelming joy of experiencing it. But the sometimes agonizing period between his promise…Continue Reading
Faith That Made Jesus Marvel
Jesus… marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” (Luke 7:9)
Jesus, the “founder and perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2), once marveled at…Continue Reading
Lay Aside the Weight of Doubt
“Do not disbelieve, but believe.” (John 20:27)
In the race of faith that Jesus has called you to run (Hebrews 12:1), doubt is a weight you simply can’t keep running with. You’ve got to drop it. Today.
But first, let…Continue Reading
Lay Aside Every Weight
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. (Hebrews 12:1)
Do Not Disbelieve — But Believe
“Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.” (John 20:25)
The resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth…Continue Reading
What to Do When You Can’t See Straight
Some mornings when I wake up I can’t see straight. This doesn’t have anything to do with my glasses or contact lens.
I yawn, stretch, and shuffle into the kitchen for some coffee. By the time my bare feet hit…Continue Reading
Finding Your Pleasure in God’s Pleasure
A few years ago, I became so disillusioned with how the word faith gets misused today that I wanted to propose we simply drop the word altogether, and perhaps use trust instead. But as I’ve aged, I’ve realized more and…Continue Reading