Life forces me to deal with hard questions.
If I try to overlook difficult questions sooner or later I cannot.
Dante’s The Devine Comedy answers many of life’s tough questions.
For instance in passing through the gate of Hell (Inferno) there is this message:
Abandon Hope All Who Enter Here
There is nothing happy or cheerful about hell.
But who believes in hell anymore?
Though it matters what I choose to believe or ignore, denial doesn’t alter God’s plans and purposes.
1) What is the sound of one hand clapping?
2) Is hope lost?
3) Who let the dog out?
4) Is Jesus who he said he is?
5) Do you want fries with that?
6) Why am I here?
7) What English word rhymes with orange?
8) Where can I find answers?
BELIEVING LIES … BELIEVING TRUTH
Here’s some truth:
Serving Christ brings trouble yet not defeat.
2 Corinthians 4: 16 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are quite small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever! 18 So we don’t look at the troubles we can see right now; rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever. (NLT)
Here’s more truth:
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
I live with trouble but life isn’t hopeless.
Hard questions have sensible answers.
Isn’t that the way you see it?