20 quotes from Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud: ‘ We tend to think, ‘Life should be fair because God is fair.’ But God is not l. Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud is a book written by Philip Yancey and published by Zondervan in It is one of Yancey’s. After writing one of my first books, Where Is God When It Hurts, I got letters from readers who said something like this: “Thanks for your reflections on physical.
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As often as not, spiritual giants of the Bible are shown contending with God. And if I confuse God with the physical reality of life- by expecting constant good health for example- then I set myself up for crashing disappointment.
What if I veil My Divinity so that the creatures are free to pursue their individual lives without being overwhelmed by My overpowering Presence? Throw at him your grief, your anger, your doubt, your bitterness, your betrayal, your disappointment—he can absorb them all.
Our very existence announces to the powers in the universe that restoration is under way. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Can love arise out of freedom? What if I create beings in My own image as a Creator, beings who are free?
They prefer to go away limping, like Jacob, rather than to shut God out. Want to Read saving….
If, however, you want to look at the stars, you will find that darkness is required. They have scathing words about the need to care for widows and orphans and aliens, and to clean up corrupt courts and religious systems.
He holds back for our sakes. In this respect, the Bible prefigures a tenet of modern psychology: Rather, they are to model the new heaven and new earth, and by so doing awaken longings for what God will someday bring to pass.
Return to Book Page. Re-creation involves us; we are, in fact, at the center of his plan Can I be loved by creatures whom I have not programmed to adore me forever?
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Every act of faith by every one vod the people of God is like the tolling of a bell, and a faith like Job’s reverberates throughout the universe. The stars neither require it nor demand it. Disappointment with God Quotes Showing of My angels love me unceasingly, but they can see Me at all times.
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The people of God are not merely to mark time, waiting for God to step in and set right all that is wrong. Why does God let evil and pain so flagrantly exist, even thrive, on this planet? God can deal with every human response save one. That response never once occurred to Job.
Will the creatures love Me? He cannot abide the response I fall back on instinctively: