If we don’t guard our hearts and minds, we begin to think God is so good to us because we have done something right.
We might conclude that escaping tragedies like divorce, depression, or addiction is a sign of dignity. We may determine healthy kids and a wealthy household is based more on merit than on God’s mercy.
Truly God is compassionate. Not a tear falls without Him knowing, collecting and reaching out with comfort.
Listen, we will never be able to figure out why God responds the way He does. We can’t know why this devastation was ‘allowed’ and ‘that’ life was spared.
Be careful with any desire to have the answers. We might rob today with skepticism. We may waste this moment searching for reasons that go deeper than what we can see. We could potentially strip an innocent heart of it’s worth while chasing down blame, when the purpose was simply timing all along.
The questions can stir up doubt that God even cares about our concerns. Confusion can shake the foundation of faith that God is even in control here.
Beneath the waves of questions is this Rock of Truth: God is always good, always right, and always loving. If you’re brave enough to stand up in the storm on this bedrock of Truth, you’ll find the strength inside to love, to forgive, to extend grace in a sea of what doesn’t make sense.
Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.