When something bad happens, we can be so quick to get mad at God, laying the blame for our suffering at his doorstep. But I sometimes wonder why nobody ever exclaims when they suffer, “I am so mad at sin!”
Shouldn’t we lay the blame for suffering where it belongs? Shouldn’t the suffering of this world make us really mad at sin and the power it has to hurt us and those we love?
Shouldn’t it cause us to be grateful that God hates sin and the suffering it causes so much that he was willing to send his Son to die to free this world from the curse and brokenness of sin?
Nancy Guthrie, Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow, p. 75.
Are you angry about your suffering?
December 11, 2011 by John Knight