I fully believe that God moved my friend here to share this. It is perfectly well said and I agree totally. While I do at some times say the words, “Everything happens for a reason,” I would never say it to someone grieving any kind of loss. I say it for every day trials that I believe happen for God’s purpose. This is a great read, very inspirational. Thank you Linda.
I’ve been having a rather lengthy Facebook conversation with some former students of mine, including one of my sons. I guess it’s not surprising that it has taken the form of a blog post in my head, so here it is.
Believers, Christians, often experience awful, horrible, heartbreaking events. Babies die, husbands or wives leave, life-threatening illnesses occur, violent crime takes away our feelings of safety, value, and belief in God Himself. Severe persecution in some parts of the world threatens believers every single day, and there is no escape from it.
These hurting people often cry out, “Why? Why are these things happening? Where is God? Why is He allowing this?” Some will get answers from well-meaning people, but those answers only serve to increase their sense of helplessness and abandonment.
One of those answers, which has become ubiquitous lately, is,”Well, everything happens for a reason.” And that is…
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