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homer at computerWhen trusting God is central—even just the simple act of trying to trust—we are walking a holy path. When we learn that it is O.K. to let go of the need be right—that God is not going to pounce at us from behind the corner and give us a whipping but actually welcomes this step of faith—only then will the debilitating stress of “holding on” begin to fade. Then we are giving control over to God, which is a more secure place for faith to rest than the whims and moods of our own thinking.

That’s a brief excerpt from my next book with HarperOne, The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More than Our “Correct” Thinking. The book is due out April 5, and I will blog about it as more gets finalized and the time gets near.

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Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Peter Enns (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Abram S. Clemens professor of biblical studies at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He has written numerous books, including The Bible Tells Me So, The Sin of Certainty, and How the Bible Actually Works. Tweets at @peteenns.