Every where we look we see suffering, we see pain.
It is hard to come to terms with it all.
When I hear people praising God for protecting them I can only cry for those who do not have that same joy.
I think about this a lot.
In Philip Yancey's book "Disappointment with God", he shares a story about a man who had just about everything go wrong. His name was Douglas. Douglas told Yancey he was not disappointed with God. He said, : "Don't confuse life with God."
Yes. Life is painful and unfair and scary.
Oh man, is it unfair.
But Douglas is right...
Our trials on this earth do not diminish who God is.
In times like these, we need His great Love so we can pass it on and we
need the hope He offers.
Let us be sensitive and careful with our words when others suffer and grieve.
Not everyone is in the same place in their faith walk.
It can be jarring and confusing to hear 'jesus protected my family' to a person who just lost a child.
(It jars and confuses me.)
Encourage one another,