These inspirational Scriptural based writings, related to challenges, faith, hope, grief, & healing are posted monthly in IHG waiting rooms & the Glory Center to reflect upon, grow from & apply to daily living.
As beautiful as life can be, there truly is suffering in life. Sometimes the suffering is so intense that we can become overcome & literally immobilized with despair, feeling helpless & hopeless about ever being able to do anything to heal or correct whatever issue may be causing the sadness & pain. Regardless of what the form of suffering is when we experience it in our life there can be no healing if our spirits are wounded & if we become consciously or unconsciously disconnected from God. We need God in order to survive & to heal from the suffering that comes upon us in life.
Sometimes things outside of our control are set before us in life that make it a challenge for us to feel grateful to God & to rejoice. However, in our heart of hearts as well as from the biblical accounts, we know God created all life & therefore there is wholeness & goodness in all things from God. It is His will that we are made whole. He hears our cries & welcomes us to come to Him through His healing grace.
God’s mercy & goodness will never fail us. God calls us to come to Him for He seeks wholeness for all of His creation. In times of suffering, we can choose to unburden our hearts & lift up thanks, praise & rejoicing to our holy living God for all the blessings & healing we have received & will receive, for He has promised to heal us & to give us new life.
In these warming days, we are drawn to take in the beauty of God’s creation & to observe & celebrate the new life given by God our Creator, as we observe & experience the fullness of the Holy Season of Easter.
Suffering, fear & pain are real & it is hard to ignore them. However, when we are able to shift our focus from the “WHY” question & chose to trust the reality that God loves us & promises to be with us when they do happen, we can make room in our heart for hope.
It is human nature to want an explanation when things happen that turn our life upside down. When things happen that change our lives traumatically, that make no sense at all & that cause despair & feelings of hopelessness, most people, even people who claim not to believe in God, eventually do turn to God & ask; why? why did this happen? why me? & what did I do to deserve this?