As I’ve watched some of my loved ones suffer through illnesses and difficult times in their lives over the past year, I have pondered and prayed about suffering quite a lot.
One thought of mine: I think that sometimes people reject God because he hasn’t eliminated human suffering.
What he has done, however, is give meaning to our suffering. Maybe not meaning in a feel-good-media-frenzied-cultural movement type of way, but beyond a doubt in a grand-scheme-of-things kind of way.
All things work for the good for those who love the Lord. Well he knows the plans He has for us, plans for good and not for woe, plans to give us hope and a future.
I am still sad for my family and friends, but I’m peaceful and surprisingly hopeful at the same time.
Just my thoughts today.