He is Unsearchable, Yet Knowable

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
(Isaiah 55:8-9)

Have you ever been hiking and found that the trail just seems to disappear? You follow the worn path, finding comfort in the tracks of those gone before you and then suddenly the trail vanishes. You are in the woods—perhaps on the side of a mountain—and all you can do is stop and look around.

Theology is like that.

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?