“I want to say it loudly: the claim that you will always feel God’s peace during suffering is a myth. No matter how mature a Christian you are, sometimes you suffer and God feels desperately absent. Sometimes there’s an explanation in hindsight. Sometimes there’s a lesson learned from it. But sometimes there’s just silence and mystery.”
I’m thrilled to be the second contributor to Katharine Welby-Roberts’ new series, Walking Alongside. This one’s a little vulnerable for me – I’m exploring the whole question of God’s presence (or lack thereof) during times of suffering.