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Faith, Feelings and Reason

Lee Strobel, a journalist whose atheistic thinking was converted to faith by serious investigation into the claims of the Bible, is a rational logical reasoning man. My own personal struggles with faith, however, have come more from the apparent disparity between my emotions and my beliefs. While Lee has successfully found reasonable answers for many of life’s difficult questions, I continue to wonder why I don’t feel satisfied by God even though He promises to satisfy my every need. Both reason and emotion can be a barrier to faith and both reason and emotion can be overcome by faith.
Faith is believing in something, SomeOne, that we cannot understand completely, we cannot perceive with our senses and we cannot always predict. The writer of Hebrews gave us the truest definition of faith: “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1). As the author of Hebrews described faith to us, he gave example after example of men an…

Blessed Be Your Name

Blessed Be Your Name
by Matt Redman
album: Where Angels Fear To Tread (2002)
Blessed Be Your Name
by Matt Redman
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Blessed Be Your Name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name
Blessed Be Your name
When I'm found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name
Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name
Blessed be Your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's 'all as it should be'
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name
Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious na…