Why does grief linger?

Because you're dealing with more than memories — you're dealing with unlived tomorrows. You're battling disappointment. You're also battling... anger!

It may be a flame. It may be a blowtorch. But anger lives in sorrow's house.

  • Anger at self.
  • Anger at life.
  • Anger at the military or the hospital or the highway system.

But most of all, anger at God.

Anger that takes the form of the three-letter question, "Why?"

  • Why him?
  • Why her?
  • Why now?
  • Why us?

You and I both know I cannot answer that question. Only God knows the reasons behind His actions.

But a key truth on which we can stand is this: Our God is a good God!

David wrote these words in a dangerous and crazy time:

Taste and see that the LORD is good (Psalm 34:8)>

God is a good God. We must begin here.
God is a good God. We must begin here. Though we don't understand His actions, we can trust His heart!

  Adapted from Max's book, Traveling Light.

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