It is not uncommon for me to be asked how I have maintained faith in God after watching my son suffer and die. I usualy respond in two ways… First, I believe God has preserved my faith and it is only by his grace that I continue to trust. Second, I have taken liberty to lament before God–to be completely honest about my hurt, my questions, my confusion, my disappointment, my complaints, and my anger over the path he has chosen for my life. And interestingly, I have found it to be a springboard for real relationship with him.
“If we want to learn to never let go of God, we must learn to speak the language of lament” (Michael Card).