“You and your God!”
“If you are a Christian, why can’t you…?”
The pressure seems unbearable at times. We are facing the same issues as non-believers do. There are financial issues like: How can we afford to buy a home? How can we pay the annual premium for car insurance? How come money doesn’t stretch until the end of the month? Then there are health issues: Friends, family members, including ourselves, are getting sick and even face death sooner or later. All this modern technology and medication we have in this world, we still cannot prevent most of the sicknesses and surely not death itself. Then, of course, there are personal and relationship issues: Addictions, divorce, physical abuse and more.
Remember when we were young we used to ask our parents: “Why?” We wanted to know the exact reason why we should do this or that. And we are still asking it today: “Why, God? Why?” Sometimes He’ll let us know why.
“In all of this, why do you continue to believe in your God?”
I cannot tell you if your marriage will hold. I cannot promise you that you will ever bear children. I cannot foresee what the future holds for you and your husband and your children and your children’s children. What I can tell you, though, is: Don’t make your faith in God depend on your circumstances or on what other people tell you.
Remember mom or dad telling us: “Because I told you so!” Sometimes we thought their rules to be unfair, they didn’t make sense. But in the end?
How can we go on believing in God, especially when things go wrong? I will talk about that in a future post, so please stay tuned!