Something that plagued me for a long time was why there is suffering in the world, especially why people choose to be self-destructive towards themselves and others. I know God is good and yet I often suffered too, in reaction to circumstances beyond my control.
Trying to reconcile the fact that God is good and He loves us, versus “I always seem to get dealt the crappy hand of cards,” was a tough one. I simply asked God “why?” one day and got very still and listened. He told me, “You chose your own suffering.”
That is not even possible! Clearly I am reacting and responding to what is going on around me like any rational human being would. And God simply said, “Stop trying to be rational.”
Talk about watermelon ideas in a pea brain! That is a wisdom download that will short the whole system out. I was…
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