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Life is not meaningless – Prayers for CT Families

In Uncategorized on December 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Today, I was saddened beyond words as I heard of the events in CT and the children and families involved. It was like walking around in a fog of tears streaming down my face off and on while I was out. I can’t fathom what literally went through this mans mind. I don’t want to. It’s so troubling that I just walked around aimlessly and then sat in the car and cried at times. I prayed…but I didn’t ask for understanding because I know I can’t handle it. I prayed for comfort and overwhelming peace for these families directly affected and also for those not affected but fearing this horrible sinful world we live in.

There are not words anyone can say to help or comfort in a time where loved ones especially kids are lost…only one person can comfort the heart and that is God. He can speak directly to a persons heart the way they need to hear in a special way to be comforted that goes beyond explanation. In a time like this…it’s hard to understand how people walk around thinking there is no heaven or hell, no devil or God, no Christ who loved us so much and unconditionally he died for us while we blatantly rejected Him, no Christ that said HE WOULD BRING US A COMFORTER, no Christ who said children are the precious ones. No judgement for the life we live and the things we do? No God that can take this horrible tragedy where people may say these people or kids are scarred for life and would need lifelong therapy and turn it around to have something truly remarkable come out of this? How can they heal from something that breaks them apart? Some internal animal instinct?? Really?

Real talk – you say you are praying, but who are you praying to? What are you praying for? I pray that my Lord would heal them. That they are not scarred and broken, but that they know the true and living God who works miracles each and every day. I won’t pretend that I know the plans God has for me or anyone else, but I know I can trust Him. Even when things look bleak, and it makes no sense whatsoever and everyone else is laughing or calling me a fool…I hang on knowing God has my back. I pray that through all of this, they know, God has their back. Even if their child is not with them…their child is with our Father.

And I also pray that they know forgiveness at some point. I know it’s hard for those so angered by the senseless acts of an extremely troubled person to get to a stage of forgiving a person. Forgiveness doesn’t excuse the action. But it isn’t something we can do on our own. The more we don’t the more it eats at us where we are bitter and angry toward everyone and everything.

For those that think this life is meaningless…how do you explain this??? A random act of chance where millions of years ago molecules came together to form life through evolution and then intelligence and then deciding what is good and what is evil and then someone was born and shot people and kids. Yeah, evolution at its best. It takes more faith to believe that then it does that there is a God who loves and cares for us and created us. LIFE IS PRECIOUS, LIFE HAS MEANING. THERE IS A HEAVEN AND A HELL AND THERE IS JUDGEMENT FOR THIS LIFE. There is hope, if we trust in Christ ūüôā

John 3:16-20

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

John 14:26-27

26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. 27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

John 16:28-33

28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. 29 His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. 30 Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God. 31 Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? 32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. 33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

1 John 2:12-17

12¬†I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake.¬†13¬†I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.¬†14¬†I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.¬†15¬†Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.¬†16¬†For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.17¬†And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.