My friend and I attended a Bible conference where the speaker shared a personal story about her young son:
“He had picked up a wooden bat and swung it up towards the ceiling when there was a deafening sound. His bat hit the fluorescent light. A fog-like mist surrounded him, and when it settled, I saw shattered glass in a complete circle, and in the center stood my son, untouched. God is good.”
I looked over at my friend and noticed tears slide down her face. She simply whispered, “God is good, even if her son had been hurt.”
Too often we find ourselves rating God based on what he does. Your husband got the raise he worked hard for, my daughter’s fever broke...God is good.
But what about the heartbreaking circumstances of our lives; what then? Isn’t it true that some hurting people have exclaimed “A good God wouldn’t have allowed this!” How can Christians respond?
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