it’s settled

Sometimes my head and my heart disagree. Oftentimes, actually. My belief systems clash with my fears, my heart’s wisdom with worldly knowledge and the need to rationalize and explain. Once settled, however, some issues can be put to bed for good.

I know with everything in me that I believe the bible. God’s Word is true and I have seen and experienced His miracles, peace, power and presence more times than I can count. Upon hearing the most tragic of truths and walking through the deepest of nights, my soul finds rest only in the Holy One.

But arguments that elevate themselves against the knowledge of Christ can send my mind in varied directions. Perspectives and facts can send me to places of doubt and inner conflict. It can take time to process information and decide once and for all how I feel about a subject.

This morning, in the loo of all places, I came to a final conclusion about why I don’t believe in even the remotest possibility of a certain belief system (which will be withheld for the purpose of keeping arguments off my blog and honor to those who hold to this system). However, I will say that the natural progression of rational thought took me to a place of indisputable truth. Check one off the old 4-o’clock-in-the-morning-inner-turmoil list.

At the end of the day, I think we all need to take the time to truly analyze and dissect our beliefs. It’s not enough to simply believe something at face value. I tell my kids all the time that it’s my job to “train them up in the way they should go,” and to take them to church and set an atmosphere of faith in our home, but ultimately, they need to discover their own relationship with Christ. Questions are not only accepted, they are imperative.

Where do you your loyalties lie? What are your fears? Your doubts? To walk out a life of faith, sometimes not even knowing for sure you possess that faith, is authentic. But to seek truth and continue to sort through and settle those issues for good – creating harmony between your heart and mind – it is for those moments we most hope for.



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