God didn’t purposely inflict these things on us, but He knew these things were happening and He didn’t stop them. Many times men and women who come to me for help ask, “Why didn’t God stop this!”
It is not because He doesn’t love us, or care that we are in pain. The Bible is full of love notes to us from God. It is full of words and promises that voice His love for us and His concern for our pain.
The answer lies in remembering the purpose for our lives. God created us to be “living, standing stones” placed smack in the middle of the world’s path, testifying to God’s glory and His goodness. How little that would have meant to a hurting world if we were standing there with no scars of our own to connect our experiences to theirs.
-Nancy K. Brown
Great Quotes: Living Standing Stones