How do We Trust God when Suffering is Long and Hard
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Trust God in Difficult Times. “Mrs. Smith, come to the front desk, please.” rambled the intercom around her. Slumped over herself, head in hands, stale cup of coffee at her feet. Red, tired eyes. Evidence of the stream of tears that had become her. Quickly she jumps to her feet and hastens to the front desk. Desperate to hear news of her husband.
Mr. Smith hadn’t felt well for months now. A midnight call for an ambulance and now at the hospital. She waits. Praying. Crying out to God to not take her husband and even better yet – to heal him.
An illness that clashed with medicine left him paralyzed, he just made it to the ER. Just in time. Before the paralyzes took his heart and lungs.
Her panicked heart cried, “I’m a young wife and mother, Lord! We have a baby! Please help. Heal my husband!”
Her life changed, it had already started, she just didn’t realize it at the time. A new life of frequent hospital trips, surgeries, and false hopes.
Were was God, she wondered? Was He not all powerful? Is He not all loving? Than why! Why would He allow her to bear this load for so long? Where was He?
Beyond weary. Emotionally empty. Completely done. She had changed.
Trust God in Difficult Times
Anyone can trust God through one bad day, but how do we trust God through the long haul? When suffering continues?
How, as Christians do we trust God in the long haul of suffering?