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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Is it God's Fault?

Dianne, wife of Pastor Lorne, is guest blogging here today:

Have you ever looked up at the sky and asked, “God how could you let this happen?”

Sometimes, we are so bewildered at our circumstances that we just want to shake our head, wring our hands and walk away from the whole mess. We sigh, and we want to put on a smile, but the burdens of life can sometimes be overwhelming. That’s when we need to turn to the One who is above all circumstances, all troubles, and all burdens that we bear.

This summer one of my family members experienced a strange illness. Thinking that it was just a 24 hr flu, we weren’t too concerned at first, but as it dragged on to one week, then two, we realized that we were dealing with something more serious. Yes, we went to the doctor, but tests take a while to come back from the city, so in the mean time, the sickness got worse. It was then that we called the leaders of the church to pray. That night brought the first night of sound sleep in two weeks, and the next day was the beginning of healing and restoration to health.

Was it God’s fault?

No.

We only can know that He allows us to be tempted no more than we can bear. And sometimes, He wants to show His glory to us in our greatest need.

How could God let this happen?

I only know that He is a loving Father, and He will give us grace for every day. Sometimes, the answer isn’t what I would like, but most likely it is what I need.

In Proverbs, it says that He sends the rain to the righteous and the unrighteous alike. He gives all of us good things, but because we live in an imperfect world we also experience the bad.

But God loves all of us alike, and He cares about us, and He will sustain us if we turn to Him.

If you would like to speak to Pastor Lorne or Dianne about this, please email .

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