I don’t know if others feel this way, but sometimes when I look around, in this crazy world, I feel overwhelmed. I see pain, I see illness, I see starvation, young children dying, and people broken. I don’t understand it, how can a God that loves us allow such pain? I am on my own journey of faith, and have questioned this for some time. Does God love us?
The short answer to your question is YES! God loves us so much that He gave His only son so that we would be saved. As Jesus was on the cross He said,
“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. (Luke 23:34)
This statement from Jesus just takes my breath away. In His last moments of human life, He asks our father to forgive. After the people nailed Him to the cross. Forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.
I am sure in those last moments of life, as God looked down on His son, and shed a tear. Thinking about this moment as a mother who also has a son, I feel the pain and sadness of these last moments.
Jesus knew that through his death would come life and renewal for us all. He knew that he would bridge the relationship with our Father in heaven and that we would be forgiven for our sins.
I am thankful for the forgiveness……
We all need forgiveness in this life…..
God loves us Victoria, He loves us so much that He gave His only son.
I too have wondered about the crazy pain in this world; I think many of us have.
God allows us to have free will in this world, but through Jesus we are set free.
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little while, “He who is coming will come and will not delay. But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him.” But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.
There is pain in this world, but there is so much hope.
God always uses these situations for good, He brings hope in the pain, and light in darkness.
He does not make the bad things happen in this world; bad and evil are not part of Gods will. God is love. In the situations where there is pain or disaster God will bring goodness, understanding, hope and love.
He brings light…..
He has shown me so much amazing kindness in this life, and as I look back in time I know He was carrying me. There have been times where I have thought “Why Lord, why is this happening?”
But we don’t know what we don’t know…..
We cannot see the picture or plan completely, only He knows.
Perhaps through the pain comes healing of many, maybe relationships get stronger, maybe the pain causes others to come together in faith?
This much I do know, in my pain and through the biggest struggles, He has brought me so many gifts. He has given me perspective, has brought me so many to love, and has healed me beyond words. He has given me inner healing and a sense of peace.
I am worn out from my groaning.
All night long I flood my bed with weeping
and drench my couch with tears.
My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
they fail because of all my foes.
Away from me, all you who do evil,
for the Lord has heard my weeping.
The Lord has heard my cry for mercy;
the Lord accepts my prayer.
He hears our prayers and knows exactly where the pain is. His healing may not be in our time, or in the way that we believe it should be, but He hears and He heals. He loves us beyond comprehension.
When I see pain now, I look for Gods hand in the pain.
A child is hungry – people reach out to help.
A family member passes away – families who have been broken come together to heal.
A child of God is injured physically – the time allows the child to heal and rest in soul and body.
A natural disaster happens – communities come together to rebuild, love, encouragement and perspectives are changed.
People learn reliance In and Through HIM.
It is all in the perspective my friend, perspective is everything.
May I trust in You, Lord, and do good;
May I dwell in the land and feed from Your faithfulness.
When I delight myself in You,
You will give me the desires of my heart.
I will commit my way to You and trust in You,
And you will bring it to pass.
You will bring forth my righteousness like the light,
And my justice like the noonday.
May I rest in You and wait patiently for You;
I will not fret because of those who prosper in their way,
Because of those who practice evil schemes. (Psalm 37:3-7)
Victoria, come to Him and rest your mind my friend. He is there through the storms in this life, He is the light that shines through the darkness.
Dear Lord God,
I pray for understanding in the pain for all of those that know you and those that do not. I pray for your healing in the pain, physically, spiritually, emotionally. We are broken Lord, and live a messy life. I pray for you to show us rest. I pray for this in Jesus Name Amen.
Blessings to you beautiful lady,
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