In case you need this message today: you are not alone.
If you have ever questioned your faith or doubted God’s love for you, you are NOT alone.
You are seen.
You are heard.
Your questions are valid.
And I want to affirm you that you are not lost;
you are right where you need to be during this season.
Most of us, if not all of us, have questioned our beliefs while also feeling closed off from being able to express those questions.
The truth is, there aren’t enough safe spaces to openly question or to openly doubt. I believe that this is slowly changing in the right direction. But we still have a long way to go until we are able to just simply be where we are at.
There is a lot of shame and guilt and loneliness in our thoughts.
Whether this is due to religious trauma, church hurt, negative experiences, feeling like an outcast/misfit/black sheep, etc
But, you are NOT alone in this.
If you ever needed permission to sit with your thoughts and openly express how you feel, here is your permission slip.
You have permission to be uncertain.
You have permission to be right where you are.
And you have permission to question everything you’ve once believed.
We each have our own beautiful, unique spiritual journey.
And I think that if we create more safe places and cut out the guilt and shame, we will finally realize those truths for ourselves.
To quote LTP,
“you are not floating alone in this awful void”