What To Do When You Think You’ve Lost Your Faith

#YouWroteItWednesday

john pavlovitz

sadman

“I just don’t know if I believe anymore… and I don’t know what to do about it.”

I hear words like these every single day from people from every corner of the planet, from every strand of the Christian tradition, from every conceivable segment of society. They are once-religious people who for any number of reasons are now finding the very ground of faith eroding beneath their feet—and they are panicking.

And this fear is understandable. After all, this is terrifying stuff to endure. It’s one thing to question the institutional Church or to poke holes in the religious systems we’ve put in place or even to critique the Bible and how we interpret it. Those are all sustainable losses. We can endure such things, experience these crises, and still hold a steady confidence in the belief that God is and that God is good. Even if on some days, those are all that remains of our…

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