After becoming ill, many lose their faith. Unbelief dictates as anger boils over. Blaming God. Wrongfully accusing him. Instead of running towards God, they run away. Instead of filling up with God, they fill up with negativity. Instead of trusting him, they turn away.
It is human to swing through the jungle of emotions and experience doubt. The key factor is don’t run away. Pour out your heart to God, vent in confidence to a brother or sister in Christ, evaluate your doubts, even scream at God. God can handle your anger or anything else you experience. Whatever you do don’t you dare run away. Running away will only make things more difficult. God designed us to run to him when trials strike; he is our sustainer and strength.
“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.” 1 Peter 4:12. At times, we are convinced that no one understands our trials. We act surprised when suffering drops by.
Suffering cannot be avoided. Because of the first sin of Adam and Eve we live in a fallen world. Suffering leaks endlessly, robbing our focus. There is a multitude of suffering that is heartbreaking. It consumes lives… it consumes our world.
Suffering is merely an element of the world we live in. God is all knowing. He deeply, flawlessly, and fully understands every detail. Suffering is no different. It is no surprise to God. God uses it in our lives and to bring him glory.
We might not understand the role of suffering in our lives, but we need to confidentially trust in the Lord. Ultimately he will receive glory from everything. His purpose will one day be revealed.