The Question that Never Goes Away

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Our family is mourning the loss of my father-in-law, who passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday.  He was a man who loved the Lord and who preached His Word diligently for 35 years.  He celebrated his 71st birthday on Monday, so his passing on Tuesday was very bittersweet.

Many of my friends are going through a similar period of loss and bereavement. Why is my ministry failing?  Why am I being persecuted?  Why did cancer take him from me?  Why are we struggling to make ends meet?  Why is my child, who was raised in the church, no longer following the Lord?  Why can’t I conceive?  Why has it taken me a year (or longer) to find a job?  Why is there so much tragedy and heartache in our world?

Asking God “why” is a common question.  It is very human to want to understand why God allows bad things to happen.

If you are in a place where you’re asking God “why”, please be comforted that God knows and cares.  While we might not know the outcome, God does know and He requires us to trust Him.  Will you trust God for the outcome?  His Word tells us,

“‘For I know the plans I have for you’, says the Lord.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Philip Yancey, author of Where’s God When It Hurts? has recently released a new e-book entitled The Question that Never Goes Away.  Today only, you can download it free on Kindle.  By clicking on the image below, you will be taken to the website..

Philip Yancey

Be encouraged today…God knows your pain and is walking right beside you.  Blessings to you!

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