“He is the Rock: His works are perfect, and the way He works is fair and just; He’s a God you can depend upon.” ~~Deuteronomy 32:4
“After reading every book he could find on the existence of God and enduring months of sleepless nights, [author Brian Jones] reached the point of panic attacks and deep depression, even thoughts of suicide. One night, frantic, he called a former professor who had been a mentor to him.
‘In the last six months doubt has begun to paralyze me,’ he told the older man. ‘It’s like when water goes back out to the ocean. [Doubt] is washing away the sand underneath me, and my feet keep sinking lower and lower and lower. If this keeps up, there won’t be any sand left to stand on.’
Rather than reacting with a sermon on the necessity of faith, the wise professor acknowledged Brian’s struggle, even sharing his own battle against unbelief. But then he added these final words, ‘Brian, listen to me when I say this. When the last grain of sand is finally gone, you’re going to discover that you’re standing on a rock.’
‘That one sentence saved me,’ Jones wrote. It helped him hold on long enough to eventually rediscover hope.
No, his doubts weren’t obliterated overnight, but the professor’s words provided Jones enough light to start heading back home. Away from the wilderness of wondering and wandering, back to the only place that’s truly safe . . . the heart of God.”