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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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Disappointment with God by Philip Yancey. Disappointment with God Quotes Showing of 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.
Disappointment with God
Throw at him your grief, your pyilip, your doubt, your bitterness, your betrayal, your disappointment—he can absorb them all. As often as not, spiritual giants of the Bible are shown contending with God. They prefer to go away limping, like Jacob, rather than to shut God out.
In this respect, the Bible prefigures a tenet of modern psychology: God can deal with every human response save one.
He cannot abide the response I fall back on instinctively: That response never once occurred to Job. Why does God let evil and pain so flagrantly exist, even thrive, on this planet?
He holds back for our sakes. Re-creation involves us; we are, in fact, at the center of his plan Our very existence announces to the powers in the universe that restoration is under way. Every act of faith by every one of the people of God is like the tolling of a bell, and a faith like Job’s reverberates throughout the universe.
They have scathing words about the aith to care for widows and orphans and aliens, and to clean up corrupt courts and religious systems. The people of God are not merely to mark time, waiting for God to step in and set right all that is wrong.
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.
What if I veil My Divinity so that the creatures are free to pursue their individual lives without being overwhelmed by My overpowering Presence? Will the creatures love Me?
Can I be loved by creatures whom I have not programmed to adore me forever? Can love arise out of freedom? My angels love me unceasingly, but they can diswppointment Me at all times.
Disappointment with God Quotes
What if I create beings in My own image as a Creator, beings who are free? If, however, you want to look at the stars, you will find that darkness is required. The stars neither require it nor demand it.
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