Why do we do it?
Why do we make faith more complicated than it is?
I just came out of a bout of what I call “spiritual flu“. These happen because I am a messy human with a sin nature. I hate it. But it is what it is. I am just thankful that I have Jesus, because He is the only One who can save me (Romans 7:14-25).
There is one thing, though that I think is going to help me when this happens again: getting down to the crux of the matter by answering this question:
Is God Trustworthy?
If the answer is yes, then I must trust Him. That is good. My brain likes that. It is logic. It is an if-then statement
(If God is not trustworthy, then I have bigger fish to fry, but it doesn’t matter because He is trustworthy. So back to the previous statement: God is trustworthy.)
So by eliminating any yeah buts or what if’s or emotion from the equation, we end up with faith. God is trustworthy, so I must trust Him.