There will be a lot of broken hearts this Christmas. Unfortunately, people lose loved ones every day, but last week, 26 families in the town of Newtown, CT lost a family member as the result of a heinous crime. And what makes it all worse–if it could even be worse–is that 20 of those who lost their lives were young children.
Usually when a terrible tragedy occurs, many of those who are suffering feel angry and ask, “Why?” Some Christians even direct the question and anger toward God. “Why would God allow such a thing to happen?” “Why would God do this to me?”
I don’t know why bad things happen. And I don’t know how much of what happens is part of God’s plan or man’s free will, but I do know this. Our lives will be challenged in many ways, and some people will experience more injustices than others. And there will be times when it feels as if God has forsaken us. But He hasn’t and He never will.
God is bigger than all of this. And the feeling of loss and hurt that we experience on our earthy world doesn’t exist in the Kingdom of Heaven. The tears of sorrow that are shed on earth are replaced by tears of joy in heaven. Because when a loved one loses their physical life, it leaves a hole in our hearts. But for God, He’s called His angel home.
Ladies, pray for the brokenhearted, that God may ease their pain. May He offer them comfort in the knowledge that their loved ones are now with Him in the Kingdom of Heaven, and that they are happy and safe and so loved.
Have you ever been angry with God? Have you ever felt as if He has forsaken you?
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