CRITICAL QUESTIONS -- CRUCIAL ANSWERS
WHERE IS GOD WHEN I HURT?
Romans 8:28 & 31
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those
who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us,
who can be against us?
Sometimes those two passages of scripture seem to run into a
roadblock in the circumstances of our lives. We know that on
one hand God loves us; but it doesn't seem fair to us that if He
loves us, why would He allow us to go through great pain? So we
come today at one of the most critical questions that needs a
crucial answer that we could ever ask. Where is God when I
First of all, let me tell you that the human psyche can endure
pain. We have all kinds of pain that we walk through, some
walk through physical pain, some walk through emotional pain,
the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, the loss of health,
the loss of a dream, even the pain of a friendship that is
scarred can cause great pain. Disappointment in someone who
lets you down, when it's a parent or a friend or someone that
you have looked up to, can cause great pain. The problem is
that most Americans don't even understand what real problems
are. Some think that because they can't buy a new car or take
a trip that they have troubles; whereas someone who has
struggled with the deep problems of life will understand that
such people aren't facing real difficulties at all. Pain is
always relative to the person experiencing it.
Herbert Casson once wrote: "The average man takes life as a
trouble. He is in a chronic state of irritatio ...
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