Tuesday, March 28, 2006
The Lonely, Impatient Christian: Introduction
It has been a while since I have written something. One reason, lots of things going on with the family and work. The other reason, I wanted to get this right. God has been guiding my heart to this topic for a long time. The problem: I did not have all the scripture that I wanted to best express my understanding of the topic I will address. Then, the other night, while my wife and I were lying in bed, she stumbled across the exact quote that I had been looking for the past few weeks.

Before I go any further, with any of my postings, understand this: being a Christian, especially in today's world, comes with its struggles. I have met many Christians, like myself, that deal daily with temptations in their lives and struggle with them on a continued basis. One true blessing that I have received from the Lord no matter how many temptations that I have, I always believe, always know, that God is right there with me, not matter what I feel, what is going on, or what I hear. Especially no matter how many times I fall. There are other Christians that I know, that no matter the temptation, they can give it to God, and it is gone. No relapses; no continued struggles; but their struggle is much deeper. These Christians feel lonely. They feel that God is not there in there lives and that they will never hear His voice again. Even when they can visibly point out the blessings they have received from the Lord, they cannot feel His hand touching them and His voice guiding them. I feel this can be more devastating to a Christian's faith walk than any temptation that may come their way.

This is the first in a few posts that will address Christians' desire for the guiding hand of God in their lives. Hopefully, through some scripture discussions, I can give those that "feel" they don't have God's hand guiding them, hope.

  posted at 9:26 AM


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