If God Loves Me, Why Do I Suffer?

It is difficult to understand why things happen. Hard times are indeed hard to live through and sometimes we never understand in this life why we had to go through them. I was praying about such a situation when the Lord reminded me of a time in my own life. Our oldest son required several surgeries, and before the last one he (age 6) asked me if I loved him. He said “If you love me why do you let them keep hurting me?” I understood the need for the surgeries, and what would happen if they weren’t done, but it wasn’t something I could explain to a 6 year old. I felt the heartache of that and wondered if our Heavenly Father doesn’t have that same heartache when he must take us through suffering without explanation.

 

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