20 quotes from Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud: ‘ We tend to think, ‘Life should be fair because God is fair.’ But God is not l. Disappointment with God: Three Questions No One Asks Aloud is a book written by Philip Yancey and published by Zondervan in It is one of Yancey’s. After writing one of my first books, Where Is God When It Hurts, I got letters from readers who said something like this: “Thanks for your reflections on physical.

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God can deal with every human response save one. Disappointment with God Quotes Showing of Thanks for telling us about the problem. Can I be loved by creatures whom I have not programmed to adore me forever? Can love arise out of freedom?

Disappointment with God Quotes by Philip Yancey

And if I confuse God with the physical reality of life- by expecting constant good health for example- then I set myself up for crashing disappointment. My angels love me unceasingly, but they can see Me at all times. Every act of faith by every one of disappointmeht people of God is like the tolling of a bell, and a faith like Job’s reverberates throughout the universe.


Why does God let evil and pain so flagrantly exist, even thrive, on this planet? The people of God are not merely to mark time, waiting for God to step in and set right all that is wrong. The stars neither require it nor demand it.

Disappointment with God Quotes

That response never once occurred to Job. Want to Read saving…. Throw at him your grief, your anger, your doubt, your bitterness, your betrayal, your disappointment—he can absorb them all. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Preview — Disappointment with God by Philip Yancey.

He holds back for our sakes. They have scathing words about the need to yancy for widows and orphans and aliens, and to clean up corrupt courts and religious systems. He cannot abide the response I fall back on instinctively: In this respect, the Bible prefigures a tenet of modern psychology: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Disappointment with God

Rather, they are to model the new heaven and new earth, and by so doing awaken longings for what God will someday bring to pass. Re-creation involves us; we are, in fact, at the center of his plan Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Return to Book Page.


Refresh and try again. They prefer to go away limping, like Jacob, rather than to shut God out.

Our very existence announces to the powers in the universe that restoration is under way. If, however, you want to look at the phili, you will find that darkness is required. As often as not, spiritual giants of the Bible are shown contending with God.

What if I veil My Divinity so that the creatures are free to pursue their individual lives without being overwhelmed by My wiyh Presence? Will the creatures love Me? What if I create beings in My own image as a Creator, beings who are free?