Difficult situations are hard to understand. God takes care of us, yet bad things happen. We have dreams, and we sometimes watch them die. Good people get hurt. We hurt. And there don’t seem to be any good answers.
I’m no Bible scholar. I’ve asked Why? Many times I’ve asked, I haven’t gotten the response I wanted. Yet many times if I just wait, a reason comes. Sometimes years down the road, but there is purpose in the hurt.
Now, wait. God doesn’t hurt us. We go through trials. He carries us. Most of the time-if not all of the time-He hasn’t created the trial. He’s created a way through it. Trials are a part of life. But is there purpose in the trying? Can any good come from the bad situations we face?
God often takes the hurts in our life to not only teach us and lead us and help us grow, but also uses those same hurts to reach others. Does He create the difficulties? I don’t think so. They’re a part of life… but I blame the hurts on Adam, not God. The hurt comes from Adam. The healing comes from God. And somehow, there are times He not only heals our hurts, but reaches others through those hurts, and heals them too. Need a Biblical example? Consider the cross.