“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33
As I work on preparing our next Prayer Warrior list, I notice that the police are again across the street at one of our sponsored student’s home. I frequently see the police there. I also hear the yelling coming from the house.
The dad suffers immensely from fibromyalgia and has spent a lot of time just trying to get out of bed. The mom has become tired of doing all the work of raising the family on a very small budget. Dad has turned to smoking marijuana to relieve his pain and mom insists that this is a terrible influence on the children. Dad does not hide the pot smoking because he sometimes can’t get out of bed due to the severe pain. I have regularly been in the house trying to encourage both mom and dad. Dad wants little to do with a God that would allow so much pain and mom agrees with him.
It’s hard to explain to the parents that it all goes back to the fall of man in the garden. I look for wisdom from my Heavenly Father to explain why bad things happen to good people. I explain that our Christian faith is based on belief. We believe that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. We believe in a God that we cannot see and a place called Heaven that we have never been to. Through all the pain, suffering and turmoil of their life, they are at least still open to me telling them about our Lord and Saviour. I constantly tell them there is hope and His name is Jesus!
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