20 quotes from Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud: ‘ We tend to think, ‘Life should be fair because God is fair.’ But God is not l. Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud is a book written by Philip Yancey and published by Zondervan in It is one of Yancey’s. After writing one of my first books, Where Is God When It Hurts, I got letters from readers who said something like this: “Thanks for your reflections on physical.

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Will the creatures love Me?

Disappointment with God

What if I create beings in My own image as a Creator, beings who are free? They prefer to go away limping, like Jacob, rather than to shut God out.

In this respect, the Bible prefigures a tenet of modern psychology: Every yamcey of faith by every one of the people of God is like the tolling of a bell, and a faith like Job’s reverberates throughout the universe.

As often as not, spiritual giants of the Bible are shown contending with God. The people of God are not merely to mark time, waiting for God to step in and set right all that is wrong. Return to Book Page. Refresh and try again.


Can love arise out of freedom? And if I confuse God with the physical reality of life- by expecting constant good health for example- then I set myself up for crashing disappointment.

What if I veil My Divinity so that the creatures are free to pursue yaney individual lives without being overwhelmed by My overpowering Presence? They have scathing words about the need to care for widows and orphans and aliens, and to clean up corrupt courts and religious systems. That response never once occurred to Job. My angels love me unceasingly, but they can see Me at all times.

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Disappointment with God Quotes by Philip Yancey

Can I be loved by creatures whom I have not programmed to adore me forever? Want to Read saving….

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Rather, they are to model the new heaven and new earth, and by so doing awaken longings for what God will someday bring to pass. Why does God let evil and pain so flagrantly exist, even thrive, on this planet?


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God can deal with every human response save one. The stars neither require it nor demand it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Throw at him your grief, your anger, your doubt, your bitterness, your betrayal, your disappointment—he can absorb them all. If, however, you want to look at the stars, you will find that darkness is required.

He cannot abide the response I fall back on instinctively: Sign in with Facebook Sign in options.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Re-creation involves us; we are, in fact, at the center of his plan Disappointment with God Quotes Showing of He holds back for our sakes. Our very existence announces to the powers in the universe that restoration is under way.