I received a correspondence on Facebook recently which read, “David, I am lost. I’m having trouble believing in God, I’m off-track and I don’t know where to turn. I have a hard time believing in the entire afterlife. I’m an educated guy, and some of the things in the Bible are just too hard to believe. I really want it to be true but I just have a hard time with it. How do I do it? What makes you know that there is a God and not just something we need? I am a lost soul in true need of help. My main concern is that my children are not in church, and I want them to have their own opinion and not mine. What do I do?”
When I hear these kinds of questions I, first of all, thank God that early in my life I was able to settle the question of faith. So, for me, the existence of God is self-evident. The question is, “Is He great, and is He good, and does He care for me?”
In today’s episode of Renegade’s Guide to God, I try to give practical responses to each one of these questions. My heart certainly goes out to those who struggle to faith. I’ve met many thousands of them over the years. I know that Christianity is a lot to swallow. But there is a way to come to a settled and confident faith.
So today we discuss each one of these questions and give solid, practical, functional answers to how you can build a first-hand faith that is solid, enduring, and growing stronger over time. You need not put your head in the sand and just simply comply to religious demands. You can be a truth-seeker, hold your head up high, use your brain, your mind, will, and emotions. Be inquisitive and curious, honest and open, and God will lead you to the truth, the truth that will set you free. All this today, on episode #3 of Renegade’s Guide to God.