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How often have you heard someone say “If there is a God why didn’t he heal so and so” or “if there is a God why did he or she have to die”?
A lot of that talk is not from atheists or agnostics but from Christians whom with their belief and prayers have thought that someone close to them would survive a sickness or be saved from death as a result of sickness.
Some even proclaim it when suddenly an infant dies or someone has their life tragically cut short by accident or war or other ways.
So where was God?
Well firstly I am going to be gut honest and say some Christians saying it about a partner may not necessarily be proclaiming the loss of a loved one but a loss of someone who was their right hand and therefore now they feel ill at ease or in some cases almost useless.
This is more so the case with a man whom has depended so much on his wife or partner to do things for him and which he has taken for granted.
Then when death takes her from him, suddenly he has to fend for himself and he feels cheated.
There is a feeling that he cannot manage and how dare God take the person from him that fed him, made sure he was looked after and put up with his moods.
I say men mostly because I know of at least two cases both very close to “home” and in one case it was a non-Christian bewailing the fact his wife of many years was gone and that the abuse he had given her over the years both physically and mentally was perhaps in the back of his mind.
Yet she had stuck by him through it all but ultimately paid the greatest price.
Sadly again, this man was dead within a year because he just could not cope without his wife.
In another instance a man who professed to be a Christian now blames God for not healing his wife who was taken from him with cancer.
His attitude is that if there is a God why did he not heal her.
I have tried to tell him and others that God knows us now and he knows our future and if that future is one in which someone is going to suffer enormously, it is best that he/she be at home with the Lord and free of pain and suffering.
The point is, how many want to keep a husband, wife, partner alive if it means they are in absolute agony day after day.
Is it not being unloving to let them go through this as much as departure would hurt grievously?
God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son to die a cruel and painful death on a cross.
And before that Jesus was lashed terribly and humiliated.
If God allowed that to happen to a person who was His son but also a human here on earth, was it not showing that pain and suffering precedes victory.
That when that time came for Jesus to give up His Spirit the skies darkened over him and it was like night and the earth trembled.
Do you not think that was God agonising over the wretched pain of His Son!
And finally, people have to believe and Christians more so that there is a hereafter and that if we are strong in our faith that we shall be reunited so that the parting on earth is just that but in eternity we are united forever….free from pain and suffering.
Unless you can be in the other person’s shoes and suffer like them, going through what they are going through we may never understand their plea to just let it end and the wonderful thing is in many cases, many who do say that know where they are going!
YOU ARE UNIQUE. GOD MADE YOU THAT WAY AND HE LOVES YOU.
ALWAYS REMEMBER…STORMS COME BUT STORMS END.
YOU CAN’T BRING BACK YESTERDAY, FOCUS ON TODAY.
AND REMEMBER THE SAYING…DO NOT WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW…GOD IS ALREADY THERE.