Tim Keller said that, in the face of doubt, he asks himself one question…
Does this thing (that I’m anxious/worried/discouraged about) mean that Jesus Christ didn’t raise from the dead?
His hope, you see, is in the resurrection alone.
If Christ has risen – so will we.
If illness makes me doubt the gospel – my hope was in health.
If financial hardship makes me doubt the gospel – my hope was in wealth.
If a person letting me down or doing me wrong makes me doubt the gospel – my hope was in man.
What is the thing that weighs on your heart? That makes you question? Causes you to wonder?
Does that thing mean that Jesus Christ did not raise from the dead?
The answer, sweet friends, is “no.”
And, so, we hold on as we hope on.
You are loved.