Why It’s Okay To Question God

Some people believe that any expression of doubt is a sin. They believe that we must always have faith and never waver, never question God, and certainly never criticize God, lest he depart from us or punish us for our insolence or lack of faith.

The truth is that God often shows up in those moments. The moments when we are heartbroken, frustrated, at our wit’s end. Our expression of doubt and frustration about things in our life and about God are expressions of pain and suffering. These are times when God is sometimes most comforting.

God is compassion, the ultimate empathetic friend, and he understands us and our suffering better than we do. The question is: will we allow ourselves to be comforted?