An honest look at life will produce confusion. But confusion isn’t bad, it’s good, because in the middle of confusion we become aware of a passionate desire to know that Someone strong and kind is working behind all we see, moving things carefully toward a just and joyful conclusion.
God does enlighten us on certain points. We must learn what He has revealed and believe all that’s clear. But even the best-taught Bible student must throw up his hands at some point. There is a level of confusion that will not disappear, and we must accept that fact. As long as we think we can clear our confusion with more study and further research, we will not be driven to passionate faith. But when we admit that important parts of our life will continue to be clothed in confusion, then we can learn to relax in our faith in God. Tough faith never grows in a comfortable mind. But it can develop nicely when our mind is so troubled by confusion that we either believe God or give up on life. Letting ourselves experience confusion creates a thirst that only faith can satisfy.
~Larry Crabb, Inside Out
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