Certain Reservations

“Unless” is the word we use when we don’t understand something, don’t have enough evidence, or we’re afraid to trust a person or thing.  When we don’t understand something we say, “Unless you draw me a diagram, I won’t understand what you’re trying to tell me.”  When we don’t have enough evidence, we say “Unless I get more evidence, I will remain unconvinced.”  When we’re afraid to trust someone we say, “Unless you prove to me that you can be trusted, I will have a hard time trusting you.” Every one of us hold on to an “unless” or two when it comes to God.  Unless God makes things clearer, gives us more evidence, or somehow makes it easier to trust Him we all carry certain reservations about Him. How would you complete this sentence? “God, unless you . . .”

About Andy Lewis

Andy is an author, pastor, and musician who lives in Santa Cruz California. Currently he serves as lead pastor at Faith Community Church in Santa Cruz
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2 Responses to Certain Reservations

  1. Great question Andy. I find myself saying this in times of pain and struggle, when the way out seems completely hopeless. “Unless you get me out of here, I will continue to believe that you don’t care….”

    • Andy Lewis says:

      That is indeed such a common thing to feel. It’s hard when God’s goodness, care, concern and love are expressed to us in it’s best possible form (God’s way) and not our way. It’s then that I’m so tempted to question God and His goodness

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