As I explained in Jesus Now, the beginning of the Christian faith is fairly easy. And so is the last part of the journey.
It’s the middle that’s incredibly difficult.
There are usually two points in a believer’s life where they encounter a crisis of faith. This is especially true if God is using the person in powerful ways.
One is when they are around 30 years old. The other is when they are in their 40s.
I’ve watched many people fall away from the Lord during those two periods, some even becoming atheists.
It’s no accident that the writer of Hebrews says,
“Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering.” Hebrews 10:32.[Continue Reading…]