Chapter 3: Challenges you may face

Spiritual questions

Why would a “kind” God let such a thing happen?

The universe is not my friend.

Many people question or re-evaluate their spiritual or religious beliefs after a death. After a traumatic experience, you may deeply question or even abandon your beliefs. You may feel very angry with God or another higher power, asking why they didn’t intervene.  

What may help

  • Acknowledge your feelings, thoughts, and questions, and give them your time and attention.
  • Consider that your questions may lead you to new understanding, whether within or outside your past beliefs.
  • If you have a trusted spiritual advisor, consult with them about your questions and concerns.