I feel pretty sure we have all asked this question at some point in our lives. Speaking from my own experience I have certainly cried out to God more than once. I am not talking about questioning of any sorts but I mean the gut wrenching painful questions. I have had things hurt my heart so bad that I really wanted to just die rather than to go on another minute in this life.
Can anyone relate to what I am saying?
I think as we age we have different issues in life of varying degrees of things that are painful to us. Although I have had painful experiences in my own life I know there are many others who have had much more pain in their lives. We have probably all either asked or have been asked the question, “Why would a loving God allow such a thing to happen? ”
I recently had a friend who had a family member who had lost two babies over a few years span. She lost one while pregnant and then lost a baby who was 7 weeks old. As she spoke about the situation we both shook our heads and got tears in our eyes as we thought of our own now grown children. I sat silently and thought about what I would have done. I thought
about the pain I could only imagine. I know as a mother losing one child would be more than I believe I could handle, but two? I usually am full of encouraging words to speak to others but that evening I found myself completely empty of words to speak.
God has caused me to reflect on this and I pray He uses me to speak encouragement to someone through this blog.
God loves us!
Isaiah 41:10 (esv) Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous hand.
That really says a lot! If our lives are going great everyday then it is pretty easy to stay content. When we are content do you need anything? Anyone? We are to seek God with all our heart and soul and for me sometimes God has to allow things into my life so that I simply put, get my attention back on Him, where it needs to be.
Psalms 147:3 (esv) He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Pain is not what we look forward to or something we like but when He heals our hearts we can certainly feel His great love. When the pain is behind me, or the first of it, the most intense part, it is then that I can see Him working in my life. See Him molding and reshaping my life. Although painful, there is always a place where the sun begins to shine again.
Psalms 62:8 (esv) Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.
What do you do when the pain is at the greatest and you do not see a way or even desire a way to go on? You go to your private place and you cry and pray and beyond anything else you trust that God has your best in His plan and it will be used to bring glory to Him. Nothing and I mean nothing is in vain.
Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Need I say anything on this one? Soak in that verse and it’s really deep meaning.
God bless each of you