When Faith Gets Shaken
Patrick's three children all faced serious health problems. His dad got cancer. He and Diane lost a baby. When Patrick faced a series of excruciating operations to his knees, he realised his faith had been shaken. Patrick has always been a leader, a fixer, someone who made things happen. Feeling vulnerable, he started blogging, speaking openly. The response startled him, as people responded to his honesty.
What Patrick has learned is to be fully present, moment by moment, so we can see what God is doing, and allow ourselves to be seen in turn, to emerge from our coping mechanisms, to stop pretending when we are running on empty. In the dark times, Someone is still holding on to us. "Our emotional wellbeing is as important as our physical," says Patrick. "I hope this book will help those going through tough challenges, so they can hear that quiet voice that says, 'let's try again tomorrow'."