In the past few weeks, many of my friends have experienced situations that have left them with painful questions;
How could God allow this to happen?
I thought He loved me?
Will life get any better?
Is He angry with me?
How can I move on from here?
How can I trust Him again?
I feel that I should have the answers, but often I don't. Their questions cause me to question too. Where is God in all of this mess?
What I do recognise, is that these painful questions are prayers. Even when it feels like God has let us down and left us, we still call out to him. Even when we tell ourselves He doesn't exist, we want to believe He does.
My friend Pete wrote a book called 'God On Mute' about his struggle with unanswered prayer and the suffering it brings. I highly recommend it. Honest, humble, yet full of hope.