Why, God?

When tragedy strikes, our first reaction is often to ask why. Sometimes we get an answer, sometimes we don’t. I think God is okay with us asking the question, but he doesn’t want us to get stuck there. Getting stuck opens the door to bitterness. Bitterness is like a pernicious weed that invades our lives surreptitiously, wraps its tentacles around our spirit and chokes our faith. Beware!

Difficult times are opportunities to grow—personally, relationally, spiritually. Perhaps the best question to ask God is not why, but “What do you want me to learn?”
Debra L. Butterfield © 2010

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