The Christian faith is strong enough to carry the burden of lament and doubt. This means people who experience seasons of profound darkness, confusion, and crisis can walk through those valleys with genuine, God-glorifying faith. In this Seven Minute Seminary video, Tara Beth Leach explains how God’s people can walk through seasons of liminality with their faith intact.
18 So I say, “My splendor is gone
and all that I had hoped from the Lord.”
19 I remember my affliction and my wandering,
the bitterness and the gall.
20 I well remember them,
and my soul is downcast within me.
(Lamentations 3:18-20 NIV)
Visit Tara Beth Leach’s website here. | Order her book, Radiant Church: Restoring the Credibility of Our Witness (affiliate link).
Read, “Advent and the Winter of Our Disenchantment” by Cheryl Bridges Johns.