Thank you for your honest answer. I wanted to write you this letter… to let you know that I get it. I know what it’s like to wish you could go back to a time when everything made sense, and the truth was simple. I also know that sometimes integrity demands you ask certain questions instead of ignoring them.
When I was 18, my mom, who had raised me a Christian, converted to another monotheistic religion. She didn’t believe in Jesus anymore.
The day she told me, I began a serious journey with my Bible. I had to know; was Jesus the prophesied Messiah or not?
Maybe you have doubts and questions about Jesus like I did. Or maybe you have more fundamental questions, like whether there is a God at all, or about which religion is true, or whether there is such a thing as Truth.
If I could give you one piece of advice, it would be this: Don’t stop searching! I know really digging for answers is both terrifying and exhausting. Don’t give up and pretend you believe something you’re not sure about. And don’t give up and pretend not to believe even when you still do, even just a little. Keep pressing into these questions, and dare to bring them before God. He will answer you.
I also want to give you an invitation. I’d like to humbly invite you… to read my story.
It’s actually not so much about my journey to accepting Jesus. It’s about what happened right after I accepted Him. See, God led my young husband and me into the mission field when we were just 24 years old. We’ve been out for 11 years now, and believe me, the mission field raises more questions than it answers!
Thankfully, though, God can answer all our questions and meet all our needs. I wrote a book about our time in India, our first mission post, to tell about my questions as a young missionary, and to tell how God answered them, often miraculously. If you’d like to read Hidden Song of the Himalayas, click here, or sign up below for my Reader Extras Library and access the first five chapters for free.
Thank you so much for giving me the chance to speak into your life in this moment. May God prove to you that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.