Confronting a Crisis of Faith
“‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’” ~JEREMIAH 33:3
We all experience a crisis of faith at different times in our life. During that crisis, we can do two things. We can stifle the questions out of learned religious behavior or the fear of being rejected by God, or even of fear of what we may find. Or we can ask those questions, and allow things in our faith to get ugly for a time until our questions are answered.
If we ignore our crisis of faith or our doubt and unbelief, not only does it leave the door open for more doubt and unbelief to fester, it also closes off the possibility of our questions being answered if we refuse to ask.
As He says, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17).
If we just allow ourselves to ask God our questions, it opens the door for Him to speak the answers we need to hear to move ahead.
Are we the only ones to have questions about God? Do we think our questions are unique in the thousands of years of humanity having questions about His existence or goodness? Do we think He’s somehow unequipped to handle our questions and our mess?
No. He is the same God yesterday and today and forever, loving and answering us all as individual beloved children (Hebrews 13:8).
So ask. Ask your questions and don’t be afraid to dive into the messy soul work with Him.
He is more than able to answer you, to meet you where you are and to mend and heal all the parts of you. He is able to breathe truth and life back into you about who you are and who He is without rejecting you.
He does not intend to ignore our genuine questions. He is here to encounter them with His truth. So ask and know that if you call on the Lord, He will answer you and show you great and mighty things that you don’t know about yet (Jeremiah 33:3).
~Poeima Poetry in Motion
–Briana Lassiter is a wife, mother, blogger, and contributor to Ambo TV. This article originally appeared on the website www.icameforthesoup.com.