Sometimes you have to journey the path of the skeptic, sometimes feel like you’ve lost your faith altogether, in order to find what is true about you.
This stripping away is not really a loss of anything real, but the facade. It often feels like death or tremendous loss. Sometimes it feels freeing. Usually it is a mixture.
The paradox of the grace and mercy of God is that it requires us to see our deepest and darkest brokenness. Now the reality of who you are can meet with the reality of who God is. For when grace touches a soul this deeply they become more real.