Some people think Christianity is for the weak … a crutch.
If that’s the case, I am weak.
I’m not talking about a particular denomination or church.
I’m talking about Jesus Christ and him crucified. Period.
Until you find yourself in full desperation and devastation, you might think you don’t need God.
I don’t fully comprehend how, but I know that running to God is the best place to go when you’re hurting.
If you don’t want God because you blame him for your demise in the first place, you will be suffering even more.
Why not go to the One who sees and knows more than our finite minds understand?
Why not go to the One who knows how to fix things?
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Sometimes we think the pain is our fault.
Sometimes people tell us it’s our fault.
Then we have more pain.
Let me tell you what God says.
You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. Psalm 56:8
God calls Himself the Heavenly Father.
That may bring more pain if you didn’t have a father, your father was cruel, or your father was absent. Nevertheless, God is a good father.
There is pain in life. It’s just the way it is. God never promised there wouldn’t be pain. He promised that He would be with us in the pain.
God knows every awkward moment, embarrassment, and frustration.
When you were abandoned, rejected, mocked, and hated.
And when you were afraid, sick, neglected, and abused.
Each time your heart was broken … he counted your tears.
That, is a good Father.