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Finding God in the simple things

I know it may be weird, but I am weird so it does make sense. I woke up with a terrible headache this morning. It may be a lack of caffeine – it may be lack of sleep – it may just simply be a headache. Though I don’t blame God for it, I do acknowledge His part in it. Scripture reminds us that nothing happens without God’s knowledge of it…nothing is secret from Him.

Does that mean God causes pain? If it does, then I have reason to hate God for my dad’s pain and untimely death. It would then lead me down the slippery slope of believing God enjoys His role in creating pain in the lives of people, which, in turn, would lead me to believe there is no way this God is a God of love.

Though all things are under His control, pain is a result of sin, our sin, Adam’s sin – not God’s pleasure. Pain – physical or emotional – is a consequence of our sin. God hates sin becuase of the pain it causes His children. Just like a parent cannot stand to see their child in pain, the same is true of God. God hates sin and its resulting pain so much, that He decided to do something about it by sending Jesus, His son, to pay the ultimate pain of death in our place. When we look at our little headaches in light of the pain, torture, and death He suffered in our place…it doesn’t hurt so much anymore.

Do you thank God for your pain? Do you recognize Him even in the midst of your pain? Check out C.S. Lewis’ The Problem of Pain.


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