One of the greatest challenges I faced this side of child loss was finding a space where I could speak honestly and openly about my feelings toward God and about my faith.
So many times I was shut down at the point of transparency by someone shooting off a Bible verse or hymn chorus or just a chipper, “God’s in control!”
They had NO IDEA how believing that (and I do!) God is in control was both comforting and utterly devastating at the very same time.
It took me awhile to revisit the basic tenets of my faith and tease out what was truly scriptural and what was simply churchy folklore.
It was worth it.
Because while my faith looks different today than it did the day before the deputy knocked on my door, it is still faith. And it is rock-solid, founded squarely on the truth of the Bible, the words of Jesus and the unalterable promises of God Almighty.
I spoke on this topic last October and developed a series of posts to make what I shared available here.
So as a follow-up to yesterday’s post (if I didn’t scare you off!), I’m putting the links to all the posts in my series “Trust After Loss” in one place.
Here they are, with a brief description of each:
God is sovereign-He rules.
God is good-He loves.
How do those two truths live together in a universe that includes child loss? How can I trust the rest of my life and my eternal future to a God who lets this happen?
Read the rest here: Trust After Loss: Admit the Pain
“Faith does not eliminate questions but faith knows where to take them”
Read the rest here: Trust After Loss: Acknowledge Doubt and Ask Questions
The same God Who keeps the earth in orbit around the sun has ordained that death will not have the last word.
Light will triumph.
Darkness will have to flee.
Read the rest here: Trust After Loss: Access the Truth
This is what it means to appropriate God’s strength:
I have to exhale my doubts, inhale His truth and then allow His Spirit to weave that truth into armor so that I am strong for battle.
Read the rest here: Trust After Loss: Appropriate God’s Strength
God is no respecter of persons.
What He did for me, He will do for you.
Ask Him to guide your heart and He will do it
3 thoughts on “Trusting God After Loss: Why It’s Hard, Why It’s Necessary”
Thank you Melanie. I want to save it to read it as often as needed.
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I’m glad it helps your heart. Even though I wrote it, I need to read it about once a month to remind me too. ❤