LOSING SOMEONE FOREVER – MAKES NO DIFFERENCE IF IT IS BY DEATH OR DIVORCE – IS A HEART RENDING EXPERIENCE. THE HURT IS ALWAYS THERE. I think it was in 1935 when a Rabbi by the name of Harold Kushner wrote his book. For many years, I misunderstood the title. I thought it was “WHY Bad Things Happen To Good People.” The correct title is “WHEN Bad Things Happen To Good People.”
Too often we misunderstand what God’s role is in the grand scheme of human existence. There is nothing in the Bible (with proper understanding) that promises absolute, 100% camouflage in all circumstances. Jesus, God in the flesh said, “He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”
Matthew 5:45 (niv)
Cherry picking a verse of the Bible here and there without context may leave the impression that good people will never have problems; never suffer. Even Jesus suffered. The Apostle Peter was crucified upside down. Saint Paul suffered as few have and St. John was banned to the Island of Patmos. Please carefully read the following :
“People who do what is right may have many problems, but the LORD will solve them all.”
Psalms 34:19 (ncv)
It may be that, as Elkhart Tolle wrote in A NEW EARTH:
“SUFFERING has a noble purpose: the evolution of consciousness and the burning up of the ego.”
“These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.”
Isaiah 66:2 (niv)
“So don’t worry, because I am with you. Don’t be afraid, because I am your God. I will make you strong and will help you; I will support you with my right hand that saves you.”
Isaiah 41:10 (ncv)
THROUGH FAITH THERE IS PEACE AND STRENGTH IN THE MIDST OF DESPAIR!
Where is your faith? It may help to read Hebrews 11 again.