Soul Food for Friday: Where is God When It Hurts?

Where is God when it hurts? One of the tough questions of life, especially when one is hurting. This week’s Soul Food for Friday features 2 of my favorite quotes to seek to answer that question.

Dr. Paul Brand when asked, “Where is God when it hurts?” Dr. Brand responded, “God is in you, the one hurting, not in it, the thing that hurts.”

An earthly perspective seeks to look for God in the hurt, while a heavenly perspective sees God at work in the heart amidst the hurt.

The second response to “where is God when it hurts?” is one of my all-time favorite quotes from Charles Spurgeon, who said, “God is too good to be unkind, He is too wise to be confused. If I cannot trace his hand, I can always trust his heart.”

Where do you need to seek God’s presence in life’s hurts? Where do you need to bring God’s presence to life’s hurts?



Filed under Leadership Quotes

5 responses to “Soul Food for Friday: Where is God When It Hurts?

  1. Engaging, insightful blog post Richard.
    Thought you might find this picture amusing:

  2. These are wonderful quotes. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. We always expect God to take an active hand in our lives; “Lord, save me!” or “Lord, why are you doing this?”
    God has given us free reign on Earth, for good or ill.
    What we do with our lives is entirely up to us. Faith can sustain us, but God loves us too much to run our lives FOR us.

  5. Perhaps this is too simplistic, but I think God can be heard, seen, felt through those around around us when life hurts, and that we’ re God’s hands and voice when life hurts those around us?
    Amazing post . Thank you.

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