let me say this as clearly as i know how to say this: there is not a single bad thing that has ever happened in your life that GOD could not have prevented. nothing has happened to you, all the bad, that GOD could not have prevented if HE’d wanted to.
you say, “then why didn’t HE?”
i don’t know. i don’t know all the details. i do know this. we live in a fallen world where you’re free to make bad choices and so are others and as a result people get hurt. i do know that GOD has a greater purpose for your life than the problems you’re going through. i do know that HE’s more interested in your character than HE’s interested in your comfort. and HE wants to build you up.
i do know that if everything went great in your life, you’d be a spoiled brat, if you got everything you wanted. and i do know that GOD knows just how much you can handle in your life. and i do know that this is not heaven. this is earth. heaven is where we get the ultimate comfort. i do know that if you think you’re due a problem free life on this earth you’re kidding yourself and it isn’t going to happen. and i do know that GOD has a plan for your life and that plan involves pain because HE wants you to grow.
and i do know that HE has already determined the rewards that you will receive in heaven based on how you respond on this earth. and i do know that HE loves you deeply. and i do know that HE wants you to trust HIM.
and i do know that there is only one way to peace. through acceptance, trust and surrender.
just a thought from the front porch…