Thursday, January 14, 2010

Just a Rant

This is just a rant. I just have to get this off my chest.
Why do Christians feel the need to "diagnose" what God does. A horrible tragedy in Haiti, well it was because generations ago they sold their soul to the devil. Really, why do we feel the need to judge why God does something? And why do people feel the need to point out that it is because of sin, has to be because of sin in their lives. God does things that I cannot even begin to fathom the reason, but why jump to punishment?? Maybe your faith is being tested. Maybe it is that turning point in your faith when you chose if you are going to trust God or turn from Him. Why do people feel the need to point out the sin. It is not our job. God will convict you if there is sin in your life you need to take care of. My job is to be there for you to help you through it.

I know that what my family has gone through the past year is nothing compared to the people in Haiti right now, but I know if someone had come to us and told us that God took our son because of sin in our lives it would not have gone over well. It would have taken a devastating time in our lives and made it so much worse. No one could second guess the events of the last year like we have, and someone pointing out things we should have done or things we did not do just makes that worse. I just wish people would think before they open their mouths, is it helpful or is it hurtful? Will it draw people to God, or cause them to turn from Him?
I am not saying I have been perfect in this, but I am trying.

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.."


adafloyd said...

Yah, saw that too, Monica, and about lost my mind. It is ridiculous for me to think of my kind, loving and forgiving God acting in such a bitter and cruel manner. Earthquakes happen. Illnesses occur. I remember Ed saying something similar to me when Keeton had died and Kaden had a fatal diagnoses hanging over his head. When I asked the inevitable WHY? he said, "People get sick and people die. God isn't punishing you." We can't always see the big picture that he does, but I seriously doubt he has been poised for generations ready to strike down the "evil" Haiti people. Blah... people who think like that really don't deserve our time, you know?

Thanks for speaking up!!

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StephF said...

you are so right on!