Dealing with the Unknown

Every so often even the most faithful Christians have doubts.  Maybe the situation hits a little too close to home, maybe there are too many emotions involved, maybe a similar situation worked out a certain way, maybe they’re just having a tough day.  Whatever the reason, sometimes it’s hard to know the true path that God wants you to be on, or where God is in the situation.  But what about the rest of us?  What about those of us who know there’s something more but don’t know what?  What about those of us who have had some experiences that make us realize there’s a God, but don’t really know him?  What about those of us who see stronger Christians and wonder who we are?  Recently I read Acts 17:22-23 which provides one answer:

“Then Paul stood up before the meeting of the Areopagus council and said, “Men of Athens, everything I see here tells me you are very religious. I was going through your city and I saw the things you worship. I found an altar that had these words written on it: ‘TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.’ You worship a god that you don’t know. This is the God I want to tell you about.”

The answer is simple: when you’re having doubts about your knowledge, look for an answer.  I’m not saying that all the answers are out there, but I know a good portion of them are.  It’s easy to be deceived and think that no one can help you.  It’s easy to say that it’s “unknown” instead of looking for an answer.  It’s not so easy to say that you don’t know.  But it’s the first step in finding the answers that you’re seeking.

What are you struggling with today?  What answers seem just out of your grasp?  Would you share them with someone today?


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