Am I Crazy? Then I Am in Great Company

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8  You love him, although you have not seen him, and you believe in him, although you do not now see him. So you rejoice with a great and glorious joy which words cannot express, 9  because you are receiving the salvation of your souls, which is the purpose of your faith in him. 1 Peter 1:8-9 (TEV) 

13  Are we really insane? It is for God’s sake. Or are we sane? Then it is for your sake. 14  We are ruled by the love of Christ, now that we recognize that one man died for everyone, which means that they all share in his death. 15  He died for all, so that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but only for him who died and was raised to life for their sake. 2 Corinthians 5:13-15 (TEV) 

44         It is madness to trust in God…!, they say. And is it not greater madness to trust in oneself, or in other men?  (1)

One wonders about anyone who trust God, who bases their life’s decisions on someone that they have never seen, whose voice they have never heard,  A God whose actions we can’t always understand, whose actions we want to question, complain about, even scream at, because we aren’t capable of understanding His ways.

That’s because He is God.

And we are not.

We will screw up, we will misunderstand, we will be unfaithful to Him.  We will fail to hear His voice, we will hold resentment, even hate others we can’t understand.  We will fail to show respect to those God has put in place, placing trust in them, then claiming they violated the trust.

Most of our problems in life are caused because of our trust issues.  Because we trust in ourselves, our understanding, our perceptions.  Or because others fail in the trust we place in them.   We are mad and insane if we let these failure overwhelm us, destroy us, stop us from life.

But that is what sin is… madness, sheer madness.  The delusion of thinking something or someone is god, that is fallible, and then getting mad, angry, hurt, when those things fail.

Yeah…trusting in a God who is bigger than us, who we struggle to hear, may seem insane…but not more than trusting in the things that are going to fail.

He won’t, and as His love is revealed to us, as we trust in Him… the joy we see is more real, more sane, more glorious.

For He is God, a God who loves us, and reveals that love to us.

(1)  Escriva, Josemaria (2011-01-31). Furrow (Kindle Locations 413-414). Scepter Publishers. Kindle Edition.

About justifiedandsinner

I am a pastor of a Concordia Lutheran Church in Cerritos, California, where we rejoice in God's saving us from our sin, and the unrighteousness of the world. It is all about His work, the gift of salvation given to all who trust in Jesus Christ, and what He has done that is revealed in Scripture. God deserves all the glory, honor and praise, for He has rescued and redeemed His people.

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