I read, The Holy Wild, by Mark Buchanan some years ago, and this thought has stayed with me: Faith is trusting the goodness of God. When we doubt God’s goodness or wonder about his apparent silence, we think of the cross. That Jesus would die a cruel death for us, is the clearest demonstration of God’s love that the world has ever seen.

“And faith is finally this: resting so utterly in the character of God—in the ultimate goodness of God—that you trust Him even when He seems untrustworthy.” ~ Mark Buchanan