fThinking too much! It's a lot like worrying too much, it never solves the problem but usually makes things worse
and paralyzes us when we need to act. How that happens reflects what we believe.
For example, I don't need any more information to know Jesus came, was crucified, and rose again. I can read all the books, watch all the documentaries, hear all the arguments, but the fact is, I know my redeemer lives, because I have lived it out. C.S. Lewis speaks about it in the Screwtape Letters, the devil's goal is to get us confused so that we don't act our faith out. His demons operate as confusers, and paralyzers of faith.
Jesus recognized this in Mark 2 when he healed a paralytic and all the experts focused on who he was instead of what he did. Sorcerers and magic men may try to heal, but they can't heal like Jesus did, and he asked them this question - Why are you thinking these things? Is it not enough that he did the impossible, and why would he bother to heal such a lame ordinary person? To demonstrate who he was and why he came, question answered.
We can certainly think our way out of faith, out of recovery by questioning why methods that are proven work. In the Big Book of A.A. it says "Rarely have we seen a person fail who has followed our path". Yes we have a right to question things but why do we keep questioning to the point of not believing and not acting on the belief?
There's a simple answer - we don't want to let go of control of our lives, so we stay paralyzed in our own minds, thus the Paralysis of Analysis which usually keeps us in a non-focused state of mind. We become God but we are not. That's why Jesus said "Come to me like little children". No need to question it, just accept it.
The ups and downs of life may cause us to have that occasional question that asks "why God"? But where the rubber meets the road is still that he is God and I am not. Whatever question I may have was answered on the cross and in the tomb. He came, he died for me, he rose for my redemption. I am sober and alive because of him, now let's go get it, that which he created me for to do.
Empty tomb, appeared to many as a walking, talking dead man - what more do we need to know? That tells me he has all the answers I need to know.
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at email@example.com.