Thursday, 30 September 2010

Disappointed with God?

There are times when we feel God has let us down. Maybe we have prayed constantly for an ill friend to be healed and they have died any way or when we prayed for a family member to turn to God and they passed away not knowing Him or losing our job because we chose to act morally or the baby just didn't have the strength to make it or our potential goes unfulfilled because we have to care for a loved one instead...

The author Philip Yancey wrote a book in 1988 called 'Disappointment with God'. His publishers didn't like the title, it was too negative for them.  They preferred 'Overcoming Disappointment with God'.  Thankfully the author got his way. 

If you have felt disappointment with God you are not alone, many people are or have been in the same boat.  In light of this; is God still good? is God fair? Questions like that can't be answered in a single blog post but I am more than willing to talk things over with anyone. Just send an email to myquestionis@rathcoolepci.co.uk and we'll take it from there. In strict confidence of course.

The Bible says that 'in all things God works for the good of those who love him' (Romans 8:28). God also says  'my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways' (Isaiah 55:8).  We are not able to see things the way God sees them, life can seem very confused and rudderless from time to time but we've got to trust that God is working for our good, however unlikely or far away that may seem.

I don't mean to sound trite, I know that when you feel hurt by life simply quoting a bible verse probably won't help much.  I just want to reassure you that God is faithful and does love you and the time when you feel most abandoned is the time the trust you place in God and His love for you will be most keenly felt.

Here's the new release from Downhere - it seems appropriate, hope you like it.

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1 comment:

  1. Here ara the lyrics to 'You're not alone' by Downhere, if you want to sing along.


    You feel the isolation, slowly take a toll
    This season of waiting, is starting to get old
    Looking for acceptance, and aching for a home
    So tired of trying to make it out on your own

    There's no easy answer, but one thing you should know
    You're not alone, anywhere you go
    You're not alone, hear the voice whisper to your soul
    A promise you can always hold:

    You're not alone, no

    You're stuck in a dive and you've almost had enough
    Because of what you've been through, it's difficult to trust
    You're still barely hanging on, trying hard to fight
    If anybody's listening, you want to know tonight

    There's no easy answer, but one thing you should know
    You're not alone, anywhere you go
    You're not alone, hear the voice whisper to your soul
    A promise you can always hold:

    You're not alone, no

    You're not alone
    You're not alone

    Reach out, don't reach within
    I'm it the door, if you just let me in
    Reach out for what you need
    What you won't find in yourself, you will find in me

    You're not alone, hear the voice whisper to your soul
    I'll never leave or let you go
    You're not alone, I'm with you to the end
    You're not alone, I'm closer than a friend
    You're not alone, and I'm with you to the end
    You're not alone, closer than a friend
    You're not alone

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