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Monday, March 20, 2017


            Have you had your Joy Juice today?  Even in times of sadness, we can be confident in the joy provided in relationship with God.

            All over our world in daily conversations, many people are asking a similar question: “Why did that bad thing happen to such a good person?”  I’ll admit, I’ve asked that very question.  When a young person dies, it seems so senseless.  A mom with young children gets terminal cancer; why, when her children obviously need her?   A dad who has no history of health issues has a heart attack and leaves behind a wife who loves him dearly and a young family who need him greatly.  WHY?   Life happens! Death and tragedy waltz in…. uninvited. The result is heartache and devastation.

            Is it wrong to ask God “why”? The sobering truth is that we may never understand why certain things happen to us or our loved ones, friends or acquaintances. BUT we don’t have to understand everything in order to believe that God is a good, good God (as the praise song says) and that He is wiser than any of us. 

            Look at the scripture passage in Isaiah 55:9:

“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

            Drink in God’s joy…even when you don’t understand the “why”s!

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