Sep 11, 2007

When bad things happen to God's people ..

This has been a hard week .. and yeah today is TUESDAY!

Sunday night, I read about a VERY young man dying in an accident, Monday my father's house was broken into (2 times in the last 3 months) and today is the 6th anniversary of 9/11. Now obviously, my father's home being broken into DOES NOT compare to the death of this young man and it pales in comparison to 9/11, but what all of these events have done is make me ask today WHY? Some have said do not ask God why and I don't agree with that at all. I ask all the time, because God knows what I am thinking anyway, so I might as well be honest with myself and Him, BUT I also ask Him "what am I to do with this situation?". How do YOU get the glory through me and what I choose to do next?

NOTHING happens without God's knowledge. These events did NOT catch Him off guard or by surprise. God says in His word that He would never us, NOR forsake us. Hebrews 13:5.
When bad things happen, it hurts. Depending on how bad the situation is, it may hurt for days, weeks or even months and months. When Ethan was diagnosed with epilepsy, I felt like I was dying. This season of our lives went on for 4 years, 4 years ... God has provided victory with Ethan's miraculous healing, but the season is not completely over. We are still working with all that Ethan lost with each seizure these last 4 years. BUT God said in His word, that he will restore all that locust have taken away. "And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you" (Joel 2:25).

Will write more later .. I am simply overwhelmed ... but VERY hopeful ..

1 comment:

Rachel Anne said...

Thank you so much for your prayers for our family this last week. We have questions, too, but there is also peace in trusting that our nephew is with the Lord. I appreciate your words of comfort.