Faith in God hasn’t always come easily to me. “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” is consequently, for me, one of the most relatable lines in the Bible. I’ve found, though, that I’m better off choosing to wrestle with and confront the hard questions about Christianity, rather than letting them go unspoken and unchallenged. While the wrestling process can be tough, my relationship with God has always emerged stronger as a result.
And so this blog was born: Hopeful Wrestling. The name is a nod to the story in Genesis 32 where Jacob wrestles with God, and ends up with a limp for his efforts. But he also receives the blessing of a new name, Israel. I write more about that here.
This blog is a place where I explore the some of the wrestling that I’ve experienced with my own journey of faith, and where it’s taken me. Many of the posts take the form of a short devotional, centred around a particular piece of Scripture. Often it’ll be a passage that I’ve struggled with, and one that might have caused me to ‘limp’ in my faith a little. Eventually, though, it’s given me a blessing. My hope is that you would gain some blessing from these posts, too.
So thank you for stopping by. I invite you to come along the journey with me! Let’s do some “hopeful wrestling” together with what it means to be a Christian in today’s world.
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