How Billy Graham and C.S. Lewis Responded to Their Doubts

There was a time in my life when I was moving toward atheism. I recall two periods actually, one when I was around 13 and one when I was in college. The former was just adolescent nonsense that didn’t last long, and the latter was a period of genuine doubt.

The reason I know I had genuine doubt is because it was involuntary. That is, I didn’t want to doubt. But I had questions about the existence of God and the church that I couldn’t answer, despite the fact that I was looking for answers.

The answers found me.

How to Make Big Life Decisions (3 Steps)

Life is confusing. There is no roadmap, no mile markers, and no directional signage. Sometimes big decisions come into our paths and we must make a call: who to marry, what school to attend, should we quit a job, etc. These decisions simply show up on our doorstep and demand that we make a decision. Not making a decision isn’t avoiding the matter, as not making a decision is also a decision.

Decisions must be made, and the reason our knees quiver at deciding is because we understand big decisions change the course of our life. God is sovereign and his plan will stand, but we want to make the right choices. We want to flourish.

So how do we choose? For those of us that follow Jesus, how do we make our life decisions in such a way that we seek his counsel and do not rely on the highly limited amount of wisdom we possess at the time?

Let Your Eyes Adjust: The Reality of Darkness and Light in Our World

My daughter Lila has a little Yoshi night light in her room. It sits in the corner opposite her bed, and emits a light in the color of your choosing. (These days she chooses blue.) One night as I put Lila to bed, after brushing her teeth, we walked into her room.

I turned the light off.

“It’s too dark! It’s too dark, Daddy!”

I scrambled to the Yoshi light and turned it on. She still wasn’t satisfied. So I put my hands on her, and said:

“Baby, let your eyes adjust.”