For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (NKJV)

Hello Altered Stories Family,

As I write this blog, I’m fighting off a stomach bug. You know the kind that keeps you in bed and you feel like you got hit by a truck.  Oh so fun, which leads me to the topic I want to speak about for a moment.

Why must we fight these things? Sickness, violence, starvation and so many other evils? To compound the problem, who is to blame when they happen? Is it God?

Over this last week I have watched people confronting their grief with such anger and pointing at God demanding to know why?  Why, If he loves them do these things happen?

When I first lost my sight and my Mom in the same week, this was the same question I had which lead me to searching for answers for over 5 years.  However, in the end, I found myself wrestling with this thought.  Do I want answers, or do I want the peace that only God can give?  It doesn’t mean that I have the answers I was looking for except to say that we live in a truly sin sick world.

God is not to blame when things happen, nor does it mean that his love for us changes one bit. I know this might be hard to accept, but it’s the truth.

God is not responsible for the things that happen to us.  Yes, he allows them, but he doesn’t always cause them.  If God doesn’t cause the pain and issues we face in the world, then what does?

We have two sources, the enemy of our souls and man’s own flesh.

The moment that sin came in to the world, we also invited pain and suffering. Trust me, I do not see this as a simple answer, because we all must come to this on our own.  Some of us have a lot to deal with including hurts in our past.

If this is you and if your past hurts and pain has kept you from coming to God, I would ask you to do one thing and come to him. Come as you are, with all your anger, with all your pain and unload on him. Trust me, he is a big God and has big shoulders and can handle it.

If you want to talk to someone about it, feel free to reach out to me. There is nothing that you could share that would be a shock to any of us. Evil is truly more evil than we think, but God is more love and just than we could ever comprehend.

I hope my words are a help to you. I also hope you are able to take something from these past moments and apply to your life.

Praying for you always.

God bless,