Changes in our own faith journey can be dramatic, and that’s ok. I talked to one member who has been trying to reconstruct her faith by tearing down the foundation to discover and understand what is at its base. The base for her comes from an upbringing that centers on a God of judgement and anger. It is hard because some good things were a part of her faith, but its core left her empty.
As she attempts to create a foundation built upon love, I remind you that deconstructing your faith is not a bad thing, but it can feel and be hard. The difficult part is that the structure of faith has had significant investment. It can leave one feeling defeated and apart from God. Scripturally you have some pretty good company in the Apostle Paul and others who invested significantly, but eventually found something new.
I hope this time in the wilderness of COVID (perhaps other things) has allowed you to reflect on your faith. Set up an appointment to talk with one of us pastors about your faith, or ask for a Stephen’s Minister to walk with you through a trying time.