I grew up in a religious family, my family went to church every Wednesday and Sunday, My dad passed away a few yrs ago and I haven't stepped foot into a church til here recently my SO is a Christian and is huge on going to church, I just can't get thru a service without thinkin about my dad and tearing up, I feel as if I don't even believe anymore! I have lost all faith I think... I dunnoAnswer Question
Answer by dancinintherain at 10:30 PM on Oct. 23, 2010
I'm an atheist so I can't relate to you on the church but I lost my father almost 3 years ago so I can relate to you there. I really don't think you have come to terms with losing your dad yet. When you finally achieve acceptance then everything else will fall into place.
I'm very sorry for loss.
Answer by beeky at 11:20 PM on Oct. 23, 2010
What does your heart tell you? Losing a loved one is always hard on those of us left behind. From your dad's perspective, he's happy, he's safe, he's out of pain and temptation. It's not about whether or not you go to church. It's about what you need. Maybe your church isn't giving you the peace of mind (and heart) that you really need to move forward and through the pain of losing your dad. A friend of mine, basically like a sister, died of cancer a few years ago. Found out in October, dead in January. It hurt. But we (her family and I) made it through, because of our faith. I know that life goes on after death. I believe that families can be together forever. I know that I will see my loved ones again. Death is still hard, but because of what I know, the temporary separation is a bit easier.
Answer by Reenieredhead at 11:43 PM on Oct. 23, 2010
You have to give it ALL to God. Surrender all your anger, sadness, frustrations, disappointments you have with God. Tell God you are mad that He took your dad. He already knows. Then say I trust you God that my dad is with you. I choose to trust by Faith. Heal me Lord from all this pain. I too lost my dad and I prayed as they were working on riving him on Thanksgiving Day. Out of all days! I was so sad, I cried hysterically and yelled up to the Lord Why Lord WHY? Then I held my dad's lifeless body and cried and Yelled Lord I give him to you. I give him to YOU! You promised that if we call on your name we will be saved so I give him to you!. I know my dad received the Lord and THAT gave me peace. Then I said the verse "Absent from the body is to be present with the Lord" If your daddy knew the Lord and accepted Him in his heart. He is with the Lord now. I believe that with all my heart.
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