“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek…..
Matthew 5: 3-5a
My reason for sharing this portion is twofold. It shows that even in the most difficult circumstances, God is at work.
Secondly, these words also show us that He cares, and of course there are many other verses in both Old and New Testaments that indicate God loves us.
So why do bad things happen to good people in the first place? Many books have been written on this topic, and I’m not a theologian, but the best book I have found on the topic was written by C. S. Lewis.
Lewis tackles many of these questions in his book, The Problem of Pain. He explains that in addition to the laws of nature, natural disasters, humanity’s inhumanity to each other, there are still a few unexplained tragedies, that we may never know the reasons for.
God is high above all our circumstances, and we cannot see the big picture. I think its important to remember the concept of “trust”. If everything always went great would we really know what trust is?
Heavenly Father, Abba, please help us through these circumstances, where all we can do is trust in You. You know the ones we face, sometimes daily. Give us the insight we need to push through, with hope.
And bring healing to our spirits, because we know that You care about each one of us. Amen.
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