If I Saw My Children Crying I Would Do Something
She mourned for her family:
if I saw my children crying I would do something.
This is the perpetual cry of frail impotence at the cliff of suffering; the bellow for a sensible Divine intervention.
Human parents painfully know they are unlike God. He is never impotent to remove a child's suffering. Sadly such true and Christian knowledge only magnifies pain. It cannot soothe, and wildly strikes out at faith.
The breaking heart knows:
- suffering too often eludes reason
- a silent Throne of Grace as it awaits Heaven to open the storehouses of healing
- suffering extended can make the heart of all grow cold.
In the seasons of suffering the choice of faith remains to believe good of our Lord despite all outward evidence. It is faith alone that is reckoned as righteousness. (See Romans 4:5)
It is not by strength that one prevails but by the Lord, who still guards the feet of His saints. ~ A.W.Tozer
Job was too familiar with hardship. His name is synonymous with painful loss. He explained:
by His light I walked through darkness (Job 29:3)
The prophet Micah wrote:
I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. (Micah 7:8)
Sometimes when you are in a dark place you think you are buried, but actually you've been planted. ~ Christine Caine
Suffering becomes the means of grace, for there can be no rainbow unless it is first raining.
Today's Soul Snippet:
God hears the cries thrown from the heart as easily as He sees the tears flooding down the cheeks.
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