Trust Opens the Doors of God’s Kingdom

Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
(Hebrews 11:6)

Will you trust God? Yes or no? (expand if you like)


  1. Michele on June 20, 2017 at 7:49 am

    I want to. But no, I don’t really. When my little brother committed suicide, I became very confused. I thought his story was going to be one of redemption. Now I live in fear that we will be separated from others that we love. I want God to have a plan to restore EVERYONE to Himself. Do you think He will?

    • Maury on June 22, 2017 at 1:38 pm

      Yes, Michele, I do. I realize it’s very controversial. But I believe God “reconciling all things to himself in Christ” means just that. On this point I am not 100% sure. But one thing I am sure of: The idea that the afterlife boils down to “eternity of bliss in heaven” or “eternity of torment in hell” is reductionistic. It’s WAY more nuanced than that in Scripture, and that leaves room for hope. I know this raises a million other questions. I’ll be working through many of them in the podcast this summer. I thank you for this honest input and hope you’ll continue to feel comfortable being real about this struggle. You are not alone. And always feel free to contact me personally if you’d rather not be so public about it.

  2. sean on June 20, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Yes, it seems like my perspective with my circumstances is always best when I am walking hand and hand with Jesus!
    The days/weeks/months that I wander aimlessly seem to bring me trials that are too great to tackle on my own. Its not to say all is roses because I am a Christian, it is to say that I have a heavenly perspective when I am walking with Him!

    • Maury on June 22, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      I love this Sean. Not so much about the “what is going on” as the “who you are with.” I’m convinced that whatever the fullness of our salvation means, it does NOT mean a life that goes according to our wishes. It’s more about a perspective in those things.

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