“When we look at biographies and photos of Christian writers, speakers, leaders, they appear invincible, so we feel silenced and shamed of our own empty hands. Those snapshots tell a story of people who are holding, not being held.
“But there are other heroes of the faith, and they give a different picture: Abraham who questioned God even while he believed; the father who cried to Jesus in desperation, “I believe, help my unbelief!”; Peter’s bitter tears as he betrayed his best friend; Thomas on his knees before the resurrected Christ; Paul who despaired in life. At those moments we see the reality: if we are to make it through doubt and despair, it is because God is holding us, even holding our faith.
“We would rather be those who hold, and not need to be held ourselves. We want to focus on our achievements rather than our powerlessness. But this is not the way of the kingdom, and the cloud of witnesses tell us we are not alone.
It’s gonna be a crazy-busy week around here with lots of guest posts, so buckle up, and please please do click that extra click each time! First stop in the tour – She Loves Magazine. Come with me?