The Dance of Uncertainty & Faith

How do you reconcile the uncertainty inherent in OCD with your faith in God?

I had planned to write an entire blog post about this, but then I remembered that Anne Lamott had already said in just five sentences what would take me a muddy, fumbly, long-winded essay to say, so I will let her quote do its thing:

I have a lot of faith. But I am also afraid a lot, and have no real certainty about anything. I remembered something Father Tom had told me–that the opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. Certainty is missing the point entirely. Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns.

I welcome your thoughts.

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