#2 of top 3 (or 5?) faith benefits from Dave Schmelzer’s blog, Not The Religious Type.
…Of course God doesn’t always do what we want God to do at the moment we want it. But the explanation for that can’t be that we’re not advised to go after a God who actually does stuff. I’m not finding myself drawn to a faith that, at a head level, seems abstractly “true” but otherwise irrelevant. I’m more with the Psalmist in Psalm 116 who starts off “I love the Lord because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!” And you?