Sorrowful

Paul said he was, “As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing”.

Sorrow, grief, sadness, depression, struggle, these are not words we like to make part of our every day vocabulary.  We don’t like to use them to update our status, talk about them on our Instagram stories, drop them casually in conversation when someone at church asks us how we are.

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Why, God?

Why?

It’s a question we all ask.  And often.  There are so many things about this world, about what goes on in our lives, about pretty much any situation, that we just don’t get.  

And there will be those who will tell you that you shouldn’t question.  That even if you do question in your heart, you should certainly never question God out loud.

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Restoration

What is your view of God?

Do you see Him as someone ready to rain down his wrath on you whenever you make a mistake?  Growing up as a christian, we would often make jokes about stepping away from someone because they were about to be hit by lightning, or that you might get a stomach ache if you ate before you prayed.  Even though we were joking, those kind of thoughts can be indicative of how we view God.

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