I wanted to respond to this blog entry because I believe many people ask this same question at some point in their lives. I do not question God as some do; I believe that He is not the originator of chaos, pain or confusion. He is not to be blamed for these things. We live in a sinful world where we have each been given free will to choose a life of love in Christ or a life lost in disobedience to the will of God. Sometimes we do everything “right” and still bad things happen, but they are not sent from God. In these situations we are held by His mighty right hand and given all we need to weather the storms of life. Even in the hardest of circumstances. He is our Savior no matter what happens in this life. He is the One and only Hope of survival that we can cling to when the winds and waves of life knock us around. His is the hand that lifts us when we are at our lowest, gently dries our tears and soothes away our sobs. His the voice that speaks peace to an aching heart, His the love that will not leave us! Sometimes He uses His people to reach out in ministry just by being present with us. In this world we will have trouble, but thanks to God’s complete love for us, we will never have to face it alone! He has promised never to leave us! God keeps His promises!
In the words of a song by Laura Story:
What if your blessings come through rain drops
What if your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know you’re here?
What if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are your mercies in disguise?
Pain is never pointless
The other day a ‘man’ set fire to a litter of kittens.
Remember the drug addict who sold her toddler for drugs? The child was raped and killed?
What about the parents who left their toddler in a blazing hot car to die…on purpose?
What about the millions of animals boiled and skinned alive so someone can look ‘good?’
How about the airline recently shot out of the sky?
His eye is on the sparrow, but not on these subjects?
Help Me Out Here!
Is this old gospel song more symbolic nice words that at the core don’t really mean anything?
How would you clarify this simplistic query of religion and faith to an alien if you had to?
Lyrics: His Eye Is On The Sparrow
Why should I feel discouraged
Why should the shadows come
Why should my heart feel lonely
And long for heaven…
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