Why, God?

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.


About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? http://wp.me/p1CY5z-1R Baptism! http://wp.me/s1CY5z-baptism

Posted on August 8, 2011, in Christianity. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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