The journey of faith has taken me many places. I’ve gone from knowing nothing to thinking I had everything figured out, to realizing I was right in the first place. My many pet insights were revised or totally abandoned when new light was revealed. I’ve examined matters from head on only to realize that there were many facets and angles to consider. Most of what was once held dear has been – and is constantly being – questioned.
Though this could be disturbing, the words of scripture bring comfort. A Psalm says, “God will hear and humiliate them because they do not change.” Popular Bible teaching promotes that this refers to a one-time transformation. Personal experience tells me otherwise.
Shedding old beliefs that no longer line up with our spiritual understanding as we grow seems to be OK with God. We could stay in one place and never change, and sadly some people do. But according to the Bible, that would be just plain humiliating.