Thursday, September 27, 2007

When Bad Things Happen..

Do you ever wonder where God is when bad things happen to you or to someone you love? Rest assured God is not the Creator who brought you into this world and then abandoned you. Deuteronomy 31:8 says, "The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you. He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed." God does not stand on the sidelines and refuse to get involved in your life because it's none of His business. It is just the opposite. Everything that concerns you IS His business! Nor does he beat up on his children. He disciplines us, but it is always for our good.

So when we wonder where God is when bad things happen, don't forget, God is in control. There is a purpose in what He's doing, whether we see it or not. We have His promise on that. What happens to use may not be good, but because He is God, He'll cause it to work together for our good as Romans 8:28 says.

5 comments:

Wade, Melanie, & kids said...

So very true!!! Thank you for the reminder!!! Have a great day! Melanie Smith

SusanneArnett said...

Thanks for your thoughts today. I needed to hear that after I wrecked my car on Ridgewood this morning! When it rains, it pours!!
Susanne

Judy M. said...

SO needed to hear this as the past 7 years in our family and extended family have been sad ones of and on. Thank you, Barbie, for your kind heart and compassionate witnessing.

Debbie Barnett said...

I enjoyed your story very much. In July 2006 I had to take in my mother in law who had cancer. This past July I took in my mother who had fallen ill and this month I took in 2 grand daughters 7 and 3. When I feel like I can't take anymore I always remember God is guiding me through. It sure does help to hear other people remind me of this. Thanks so Much

Madame Rubies said...

I recently read the book God's Blogs (wonderful little book) and in one entry, "God" says something about how people are always asking where He is when bad things happen, and He says He is asking us the same question.