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?