In the past month, we have seen floods, hurricanes, earth quakes and lots of other natural disasters. The most commonly heard question is where is God? Why would God allow this? In addition, you might have asked God why He would allow a prolonged sickness in a child or your marriage to fail, a close relationship to break, your company to fire you or the horrible thing that person did to you when you were young...Why God?
As of late, I have been bombarded with negative events and suffering. This has been eye opening to me because it has tested my spirit, joy and constitution. I know that it is a test of my faith and I know that is always good. You see, I believe that every test is a way to grow closer to Jesus and to grow stronger as a witness of His love and joy.
One legacy that is often overlooked is how we deal with pain, both emotional and physical. What is the message that you have communicated to your children about how you handle the pain in your life? This can be one of the most powerful tools that God gives us to share our trust in God.