You can’t put your finger on it but you are just not at peace in your faith. You spend a lot of time in your mind wondering if you are really saved. You have doubts arise and the doubt creates anxiety. “How could a real Christian have these kinds of questions and doubts? How could a real Christian behave the way I do?”
You ask, “am I a real Christian?”
Well guess what, there is good news!
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
I would argue that most Christians who are serious about their faith deal with the doubts and struggles mentioned above. I myself have struggled with SERIOUS spiritual anxiety at many points in my Christian walk. You are not alone in your struggle.
GOD IS NOT AFRAID OF YOUR QUESTIONS
God is real and he is humble of heart. It almost feels weird for our ears to hear that. How can the most powerful being in the universe be humble? Well thanks be to him he is! He does not hide in his splendor, rather he descended to earth in the person and work of Jesus to meet you where you are and save you. He saves you despite your doubts and shortcomings. He desires that you find rest. Further, he desires that you grow in rest!
Listen to Jesus in Matthew 11.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
GOD DESIRES THAT YOU BE FREE FROM SPIRITUAL ANXIETY
There is a lot of noise in evangelicalism that would tell you otherwise. There is an implicit message in much of Christianity that God wants you to be restless, working hard and being “radical” for the kingdom. While holiness, love for God and serving others are the ultimate fulfillment of the law and what God wants for his people, you don’t start living out these things until you start to understand what spiritual rest is. However, many Christians get this backwards. They think that if they just put their hand to the plow that the rest will come along the way and that God will be happy with them and give back like a vending machine. Put in and you get out. Unfortunately, this often results in the exact opposite. Often times people become bitter with God because he doesn’t “reward” their hard work. They see Christianity like any other world religion and they get burned out. If I do a, b & c, then God will bless me and I will be rewarded.
The reality is God doesn’t need anything from us, and he primarily wants us to know how much we need from him.
We are desperate to be rescued and this is what the Biblical narrative is all about. It is a story about how the all-powerful being of the universe descended to our broken level and became one of us. He did this so that we could see our need and find our resting place back in him. When we start to sit under that and realize all that comes with God’s provision, we can’t help but overflow with the fruit of the spirit, love for God, love for our fellow man and true change begins from the inside out.
BUT…IT WONT HAPPEN OVERNIGHT!
The journey to spiritual rest is simple but it’s not easy. It’s not easy because we are bent towards ourselves, unrest & a lot of things that make the process slow and typically painful.
“When you learn the true way of godliness, you actually have to do double-the-work. On the one hand, you have to unlearn many of your old, deep-rooted notions of how to become godly, and become a fool that you might become wise. On the other hand, you must pray earnestly to the Lord to teach you the true way of godliness, and search his word to get this knowledge.”
I want to help you double down on the growth process so you can be free from spiritual anxiety, begin learning what true rest in Christ looks like, and start walking in it.
After 18 years of being a Christian, being raised in a Christian home, and a 4 year Biblical Studies degree I was never taught the recipe to lasting spiritual rest and have talked to countless Christians who have the same story. I now look back and realize I had a very truncated view of the gospel that was the core of my unrest.
Don’t be discouraged that you have been a Christian for years and feel defeated. 10 years into this journey of my gospel awakening I am still unlearning and relearning. Despite my continued struggles I can confidently say, I have found TRUE REST. I don’t wonder how God feels about me. I know how he feels about me! He loves me. He loves you as well & I want to show you how clear it is, help encourage you in the process, and guide you down the path to Jesus so in focusing on him he can relieve you of the heavy weight of trusting and looking to yourself.
There are some key things that you must begin to understand before you can start walking towards freedom in Christ. All these things are found in Gods Word but are often misinterpreted & misunderstood leading to confusion, a lack of focus in the right direction & unrest.
Below you will find some introductory lessons on why you might be struggling with doubt and some key areas to focus on so you can start making sense of how to find spiritual rest.
EPISODE 1 – WHY CAN’T YOU FIND SPIRITUAL REST?
EPISODE 2 – FINDING JESUS IN THE TEXT
EPISODE 3 – WHY COVENANTS?
EPISODE 4 – WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?
My prayer is that you do find spiritual rest and I would LOVE to be a part of your journey! DON’T DO THIS ON YOUR OWN! Register below to subscribe to the weekly class and join our community of Christians seeking a deeper rest in Christ.
So what is included in the class?
- Beginners Deconstruction Series: Your Gospel Awakening – How to deconstruct your poor Christian foundation and rebuild a Christ-centered faith that is lasting and sustainable.
- Weekly updated videos. Extended versions of youtube channel & videos answering your submitted questions.
- Regular blog posts & links to solid content.
- Class members have direct access to “gospel-counseling” sessions & get to join the private Facebook group.
- Join us in gospel-centered book studies and be held accountable to growth in the gospel.
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