“Why is God allowing strange things to happen to His children? Why isn’t He keeping us safe?”
Woah, slow down. We can’t blame the innocent. Evil hurricanes, painful losses, and unpleasant diseases weren’t God’s plans until today. God allowed a tragedy to enter your life. Here is another battle that you can’t win alone. You need the General that will guarantee victory. You need to conquer this moment with the all-powerful God.
None of God’s intentions are cruel. His actions are completed with purpose. Whether the purpose is to test your faith, to speak to you, or through you, there is purpose in the pain. You should rise again. Rise again, even if it means to be repeated. For encouragement, read the Bible verse written in 1 Peter 5:10, NIV, “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”
As strong as a bear. As firm as a soldier. As steadfast as an angel. Use the powerful name of Jesus to be restored.
Why tell your heart to beat again?
Because you’re still alive!
Be thankful for the suffering that you’ve overcome. Thank God for His merciful grace. God has given you another chance at living! As strange as it sounds, God is aware of all your difficulties. Your tragic loss, a.k.a. the heartbreak, God knows about it. Your tragic stumble and the great fall, God has the absolute knowledge of it all. Which is why He is here today, standing right in front of you. His palms are open and His heart is exposed. Run to Him.
Your heartbeat means that you’re ready to rise. It clearly defines your acceptance of the situation and the urge to fight for life again. “To live” doesn’t exactly mean breathe and exist. “To live” means to enjoy this day forth as you prepare for the next challenge. Trust me, you can live with a tightened waist-belt as you make the most out of life. For God’s love gave us another chance at life.
p.s. I pray that today’s bad news will make a difference tomorrow.
Be there for one another!
Stay strong, be courageous!