Faith and Doubt in the face of a crisis

We are blessed to spend time sitting in the sacred space of suffering with other humans.  It is an emotional, fragile space but filled with

the hope only true joining and human connection can bring.  During these sacred moments, most of us (if we are honest) have doubt

or even anger in relation to our faith.  We view these times as normal, expected and filled with the potential for growth.   If you are

experiencing one of these times now, maybe this will bring some peace:


Angry at God

I told God I was angry.

I thought He’d be surprised.

I thought I’d kept hostility

Quite cleverly disguised.

I told the Lord I hate Him.

I told Him that I hurt.

I told Him that He isn’t fair,

He’s treated me like dirt.

I told God I was angry

But I’m the one surprised.

“What I’ve known all along,” He said,

“you’ve finally realized”.

“At last you have admitted

What’s really in your heart.

Dishonesty, not anger

Was keeping us apart.”

“Even when you hate Me

I don’t stop loving you.

Before you can receive that love

You must confess what’s true.”

“In telling Me the anger

You genuinely feel.

It loses power over you,

Permitting you to heal.”

I told God I was sorry

And He’s forgiven me.

The truth that I was angry

Has finally set me free.

Written by Jessica Shaver

From “Under His Wings” by Patsy Claremont