Some ask how God is good when things are bad.
When the pain is so deep and the emptiness so great, words meant to comfort are hollow.
Your heart is so wounded, so empty, there is nowhere for the words to settle.
We want to be left alone in our pain. We want to submit to its power and let it sweep us away because it’s better than trying to live.
Still, the Bible says God is good.
Will you see it?
God made us able to endure suffering. You may not feel it right away, but it will come at the right time.
No matter who you are, where you come from, what you believe – it doesn’t matter. We are all given the ability to choose.
Some call it the human spirit. Some call it faith. Either way, it is God who gives us courage, strength, endurance and joy – yes, even joy – hidden deeply within every one of us. We only find it when we are faced with needing it.
There will come a moment when you feel it. An unfamiliar sensation coaxing you up out the pit of darkness and despair. And you will push it aside because you don’t want it.
But God is patient.
You say, “But she has always been optimistic and good-natured. It’s easier for her”.
While it’s true we might think some have an advantage, we are all at the same starting point when it comes to pain. Even the most pessimistic or distrustful among us can be encouraged and inspired when we see someone overcoming pain. You don’t try to copy or pretend what you are not. You choose to believe somewhere inside, you have what they have. It might look different, but it’s there.
Because God is good.
And that is the starting point for the healing of your heart. Saying it, accepting it, and believing it for the truth it is.
You don’t have to work at it. God does the rest.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
– The Bible