Nik Ripken, in the prologue of his book, The Insanity of God, asks questions… well, here’s a sampling.
2. Do things always work out for those who are obedient?
3. Does God really ask us to sacrifice — and to sacrifice everything?
4. What happens when our best intentions and most creative ideas are not enough?
5. Is God at work in the hard places? And does He expect us to join Him in those hard places?
6. Isn’t it possible to love God and to pretty much keep living the life I already live?
7. What does it really mean for God to tell us that His ways are not our ways?
8. Would He really allow people who love Him dearly to fail? And, if so, is this a God who can use even holy failure for His purposes?
9. Would I choose to trust this God who I could not control?
10. Would I, once again, lean on this God who makes impossible demands and promises only His presence?