What Makes a Rebel Return?

Artwork for Questions Christians Ask

Haven’t you wondered what it is that causes some wanderers to return to the Lord? And though we pray constantly for loved ones who have wandered from the faith, why don’t they come back? Or if they do, it may take a long time. Is there a particular pattern found in Scripture that reveals why some people’s hearts soften and others don’t? If so, does God’s Word always impact rebels in the same manner? These and other questions have probably troubled our hearts, but we seldom ask them out loud. Today, let’s seek the Lord’s counsel as we attempt to uncover the reasons an individual will admit his or her error, turn around, and come back to the Lord as a humble, repentant child of the King.