What can YOU say in six sentences?
I want to believe in a God that won't give a person more than they can handle, but when babies are born without taking a breath, and teenagers live in homes with parents that spew hate and malice, I can't walk with blind faith.
You promise me that He (She) protects the weak. Turning the pages of the Old Testament, I see a God of fire and brimstone and wonder if that is why so many people are starving, or if the devil's reach is just casting a cloud over the divine.
Wishing for my youthful rose-colored glasses instead of a shot or six or Jim Beam to make the pain of the world subside, I turn off the news and the news feed. Wrapping myself in a multi-colored afghan, made by the hands of a much older, faith-filled woman, I pray that I can pray to someone who will answer the prayers of those less fortunate than this once childlike student of his Word.
Even with all the questions and fears, I still want to believe in something greater than this world.