Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Misfortune and Faith

Sometimes I wonder what God thinks about us so frequently attributing evil to him. Why does saying misfortune is "God's will" or "for the better" give people a sense of security or calm? It's something I'll never understand. There is evil and pain in the world, and sometimes terrible things just happen. Can He help you grow through the experiences, and create great things from it? Absolutely! However, He certainly doesn't seek out suffering for us.

Trials are needed to grow. Frequently, we bring troubles upon our self, but sometimes the adversary seeks the innocent out without invitation from our Heavenly Father.

Do children deserve to suffer? Is that God's will? No, I could never accept that.

I have faith that we've all been given the divine ability to grow and create good from unfortunately circumstances, and for that I'm grateful. When bad things happen, acknowledge the source and rise above.

Surely, God doesn't want children sitting in orphanages instead of loving homes.

But that's the reality of our situation. It would be so easy for me to believe that God wanted this to happen.
It has taken even more faith for me to see it for the misfortune and sadness that it is, and to then believe that somehow God will heal the situation.
Our God is a powerful god, but he is also a kind one.

So the next time something truly terrible happens, especially when it's to someone else and you're offering support, remember not to point your finger at the one from whom all blessings flow. Give Him more credit than that, and allow the person to be hurt.

And that's what's been on my heart lately.

1 comment:

  1. I love you for all you are and all you believe in. I am who I am because of things that I have had to deal with, I am stronger, I am more faithful and I am more grateful to a Father in Heaven that loves me and allows me to grow.


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