Monday, September 27, 2010

Why? The natural question

I was reading Psalm 10 and thought about the most common questions we ask. Psalm 10 asks one of those questions?

Why doesn't God do something about all the bad stuff?

The psalmist doesn't try to come up with some neat theological answer. What they do is to point us towards a hope and understanding that God hears the cry of the victims and that one day everything will be sorted out.

The comfort comes not from knowing the outcome or avoiding the pain, but by knowing that ultimately God is in control whatever the circumstances. Personal pain is not easy to bear, but Psalm 10 reminds us that we need not be defined forever by the things we suffer.

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