Thursday, December 12, 2013

Has suffering crushed you? Does God even care?

When I look at the devastation of this world, at the suffering of others and the pain of my own life, I ask, Where is God?  Does He even notice?  Does He even care?

My first step in this journey of seeking answers to these questions began when I realized that earth is not my true home.  I am just visiting here.  I am just passing through.

God did create a perfect world, and mankind shattered that perfection with our sin.  Pain runs rampant, seemingly unchecked.  But we don't belong here! We are built for eternity!  We are strangers, aliens, foreigners here!  Our citizenship is in heaven.

Okay . . . so then why are we still here?  Why don't we just head on up to our true home?  If God loves us so much, why does He leave us down here groaning with all of creation? 

I believe the answers to these questions are uniquely tailored for each one of us.  I think the answers may come as we seek to know God more and grow in our relationship with Him.

Welcome to Triumph Over Suffering Blog.  I invite you to join me as we together seek answers to the toughest questions.  I will be blogging weekly starting the week of January 19, 2014.  Let's get to know each other. I would love to hear your questions, thoughts, reactions, and comments.  And I welcome you to share your struggles and pains, as well as how God has touched you and spoken to you on your journey to healing.