God Knows My Suffering

clip image002 thumb2 God Knows My Suffering “But the LORD said, “I have witnessed the affliction of my people in Egypt and have heard their cry of complaint against their slave drivers, so I know well what they are suffering” Exodus 3:7.

We are prone to avoid pain and suffering and when it arises, the Christian is tempted to question if God sees, and if so does He care. In Exodus 3:7, God sees the suffering of His people and cares.

The generation of Israel that God delivered was a stiff-necked, disobedient, complaining, backbiting, idolatrous, and unbelieving people, however, God loved them. He rescued them from the tyranny of Pharaoh and Egypt, the whip, taskmaster, and executioner, and still they would not believe in Him.

God is not like us, He loves unconditionally, and the worst of sinners. It is always best to view the condition of our own heart in its original state (before God transformed it through Jesus Christ) before we go off judging Him. When we judge ourselves rightly, we will not judge God wrongly; those who judge suffering through the lens of human sin ask, ‘why does God not send us all directly to hell.’

God, who has delivered the Christian from eternal wrath by the death of His own son, does not need to prove His love any longer; if He allows suffering in a life it is for a good purpose, the least of which is conformity to the image of Christ.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s