One of the messages the church in general seems to communicate clearly is that we should never doubt our faith, or especially God. Being honest with your pastor about the doubts you’re having often makes the as squeamish as a parent who’s toddler just asked them where babies come from. Often you end up getting pat answers about trusting God, and the need for faith. The problem is the answers don’t really deal with the doubt, and they certainly don’t make us feel any better, so what do we do?
So many people keep entering the Starbucks with waterproof raincoats, rubber boots, and umbrellas all designed to keep the rain at bay, keep themselves dry and help continue the illusion that humanity has any control over the natural systems that God set up. How many of us enter our places of worship wearing our Spirit-proof outfits without even realizing we’re doing it?
“It’s all good!” That’s what the guy at the convenience store said to me. I couldn’t help thinking how incredibly wrong he was. Life is not all good!
So I thought I’d slap up a few random, unfinished poems I’ve been working on. I figured that some of you might enjoy them, and who knows, maybe some of you might have a few suggestions for which direction to go with them.