Not long ago I sent a question to the folks on my email list. I asked, “What questions do you have about emotions and faith?” The flood of responses surprised me. Clearly, this is a real-life struggle for many of us.
One particular topic surfaced repeatedly. It was summarized best by this line from Errol H. He said, “I always wrestled with feeling anxious or fearful about circumstances and how that squares with my faith or lack thereof. I have always believed that it is a lack of trust at the core.”
So many people shared this same struggle. Why do I feel anxious? If I feel anxiety, does that mean I’m not trusting God? Is my worry a lack of faith?
There is so much pain that lies behind these questions. We need to talk about that.[Read more…]