DOES GOD CARE?.....THEN WHY DO I HURT?
Updated: Sep 24
Margie sat emotionally with tears streaming down her face as she was unaware of the several hundred others that also sat around her.
Margie was one of many that were there for a Grief Share Meeting. As she wiped the tears from her eyes, trying to act as if all was okay, she started to listen as the speaker walked to the podium and begin to speak.
The speaker started with: Welcome, to all. And I know you are here because of some sort of grief. Well, you are not alone in your grief my friend. I am going to speak as I know this grief, even if it may not be the same type of grief that you are attending for or experiencing.
Let me start with; IF any of you here had a cure for a deadly disease like, Cancer, would you not want to tell everybody that has Cancer?
That’s going to be my point in this meeting. No matter what the grief you are bearing, no matter what burdens you carry, you are here to find comfort, peace, and, “just how do I get over my hopelessness, my despair?” Psalms 46:1-3 starts with our answer. GOD is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains are carried into the midst of the sea: Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah, This word,( Selah) I have understood to be a Hebrew word, used to mean “praise,” or pause and reflect upon what the Psalmist has just been saying.
Indeed, a great thing to do in any Bible scripture that gives us instruction. There are many different griefs that we face as we travel our own life’s journey. My grief may be the loss of a loved one, the pain of a divorce, a struggle with a wayward child, a friend, or a loved one that took their own life. In this world, we WILL have TRIBULATION John 16:33. Jesus, being God in the flesh, knew we would have our struggles. “Jesus knows all about my struggles. He will guide till the day is done there’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus, no not one, no not one.”
When you have accepted Jesus as your own Savior, when you know to whom you belong, then there is that help you need for your grief. All the griefs that are represented in this Grief Share Meeting will be answered by the “Blood of the Cross”. I’m here to tell you that “Jesus Cares, oh, yes He cares”. 1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, AFTER that you have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle.
I've always wondered about the " after you have suffered a while, " It's like Jesus wants to show us that He knows we are suffering, but He knows this will strengthen us. And He knows it will be for our good.
Friend, it’s all about turning, leaning into Jesus. Knowing whom you belong to, helps you know who you are in Christ. He has already won the VICTORY for you.
All roads, in the grief you bear lead to the Cross of Jesus.
Kneel at the cross, Jesus will meet you there. Does He Care? Oh, yes He cares, Jesus cares for you. I love the song, that has these words: I am who I am because the I AM says that's who I am. We can endure all things when Jesus tells us " That He has already won the VICTORY for us. ".
For the King and His Kingdom
JESUS CARE FOR YOU