I HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER WHO HAS A CHILD WHO IS FACING LIFE IN A WHEEL CHAIR. I AM ON MY FACE BEFORE GOD FOR HIM. NOW THE RAGE AND DISAPPOINTMENT IS SETTLING INTO HIS HEART. IT'S SCARY. I BEG GOD FOR A MIRACLE. HOW DO I KEEP ALL OF US FROM GETTING ...
- Well we've got some timefor some email questions
and you've got the first one.
- I do, this is Karla, Gordonwho says I have a family
member who has a child who'sfacing life in a wheelchair.
I am on my face before God for him.
Now the rage and disappointmentis settling into his heart.
It's scary, I beg God for a miracle.
How do I keep all of usfrom getting discouraged?
- Karla that's a question for the ages.
It's one of those that'sas old as the Book of Job.
Why do bad things happen to good people?
You can stare at thatquestion for a long time
and you can have avariety of answers to it.
But when someone youlove is in a wheelchair
what do you do with that andwhere do you go with that?
I believe in miracles, I've seen miracles.
I've seen people get outof wheelchairs and walk.
People that doctors had given up on hope.
I've seen it with my own eyes.
At the same time I toohave a family member
who's in a wheelchair andwe're praying we're believing.
But they're still in that wheelchair.
What do you do with that
and where do you go with those emotions?
I would encourage you and Iwould encourage this wonderful
child go ahead and grieve itdon't push those emotions away.
Grieve the loss.
Go through those stages.
But realize there is ahope and there is a future
and there will be a daywhether it's on earth
or in heaven where you will walk again
and let that hope encourage you.
That's where you find it.
You look to Jesus He is the author
and finisher of your faith.
He is also your hope
and there is wonderfulhope in the resurrection.
- Okay this is Samantha whosays I lost someone that I loved
and it seems like itwasn't their time to go.
Why would God take someoneearlier than expected?
- Samantha you may be blaming God
for something He didn't do.
When people are takenearlier than expected.
Here's something from the Bible.
You look at Uriah.
Uriah doesn't get much you don't hear too
many sermons about Uriah.
Uriah was the husband of Bathsheba.
A lot of talk about David and Bathsheba
not much about Uriah.
Uriah was killed in battleintentionally by David.
He ordered his generalsto put Uriah in the front
and then withdraw knowingthat he would be killed.
Now here's the question.
Did God intend that?
I think the answer is clearly no
and clearly no from what theProphet Nathan said to David.
So deaths happen that aren't God's fault.
You look at free willhow does free will reign?
That seems to be the governing principle
and with that free willlots of things can happen
from murder to accidents, untimely death.
So I would encourage youdon't blame God for that.
Blame the accident,blame something untimely.
Blame the disease and thenhope for the resurrection.