If we don't recognize the limits of our own reasoning powers - if we simply are too impatient to accept and live with some unresolved questions - we will force explanations for our circumstances and questions that just aren't true. We will come to our own conclusions about God - why He is allowing this to happen to us - why suffering and pain come to the godly while sinners prosper - why we aren't healed when we pray in faith - why godly parents can have wayward sons and daughters - and a host of other bewildering issues.
If you let your reason run out of bounds - if you must have an explanation for everything, even when the explanation isn't given - you will end up passing judgement on God with your own thoughts. Or, you will create a less than worthy God just to satisfy your impatient inquisitiveness. And the God you create won't satisfy your heart. Your faith will soon wane. You will always end up doubting a God who is small enough to fit totally in your own head.
Rev. Don Horban - July 24, 2016
Rev. Don Horban - July 03, 2016