Telford Work on Christian Resilience

The Christian thing to do when things seem askew is not to reject the God of Israel as king of the universe or set ourselves against him, as skeptics do. It is not to retreat into wishful thinking, selective memory, forced biblical interpretation, or revised theology to construct more palatable positions, as some liberals do. It is not to dismiss the problem stoically or fatalistically under the guise of “faith,” as some conservatives do. It is not to turn away in bitterness or pout and wish that things were better. It is to pray.

from Ain’t too Proud to Beg, (Eerdmans, 2007), 25.

 

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