For the Good

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (KJV) ( Romans 8:28

How do you make sense of suffering when you see others walking through it or you are walking through it?  It’s wrong to assume it exclusively happens to punish sins.  But what if we view suffering as something that God can use for good?  No one claims to know everything about God or why He allows bad things to happen.  Ultimately, our thoughts on suffering reflect our belief of God’s character.  Do you view God as good and He can use events to draw us closer to depend on Him? 

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

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