One of my friends shared something very personal with me this week: She, like many of us, felt God had let her down. Unlike so many of us, she had the guts to express her disappointment and share her journey back to faith.
I get it. When we lost Ryan, Ron and I were ready for a fight with God. We both had a terrible time understanding how a loving God could allow such a tragedy. It’s been 16 years, and we are no closer to understanding now than we did then. But the stories shared by encouraging friends are building blocks to restoration. And God continues to bless this family.
My friend has come back into the fellowship of her church and the understanding that she doesn’t understand everything about God; but, she understands a few things about God. And one thing she knows for certain is that He has never forgotten about her.
Few of us have the courage to actually admit we get angry with God. But honesty and transparency is a gift to and from your friends – the TRUE friends who will never use confession against you. My friends have helped me understand that just because I question why He allows bad stuff to happen to good people, doesn’t necessarily mean lightning is gonna come out of the sky and fry me. God respects an honest spiritual struggle.
Thank God. And friends!
Have a great weekend!