The news lately has been less than bearable.
Some days I just can’t watch or listen.
I haven’t been able to form thoughts around recent events, much less words with which to express my grief for the pain people are enduring.
It makes my heart sick. It makes me ask.
Does God really love?
It seems to be a question on the lips of many. Including me. Yeah, I’m a Christian. I’ve never doubted God is real.
But sometimes. When things are really, really bad. When things are really, really dark, and people are setting off bombs at marathon finish lines because they have hate in their hearts, or when plants are blowing up, killing and injuring dozens of people, and when unborn babies are being slaughtered with less foresight than next week’s meat sale, my mind goes there.
Where are You, God?
Where are You in this cess pool of confusion, darkness, hate, and filth?
And the why’s.
Why do you let such things happen, God?
There. There is our debacle. Because with these finite minds He gave us, we can’t wrap our brain around the fact that He’s a loving God, and yet lets evil happen.
I don’t have it figured out. The last thing I want to hear right now is that that’s just life, and that bad stuff happens to good people. To innocent, defenseless babies.
I don’t have all the answers for you. Except that He does love!
All I know is that He Is. He is just and there is a Judgment Day. He is Love and His love endures forever.
I cannot understand all of His ways right now, but I trust that I will see Him in Eternity.
He is faithful. He is true.
When hope is lost, I’ll call Him Savior.
When pain surrounds, I’ll call Him Healer.
Who do you say that He is?
And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” Mark 8:29
Hang on to hope, friends. Hang on to Him.
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