Categories: Faith Formation

4/6/20: Faith Formation – Question

Tough Monday Questions: 

Why is this happening to us? Did God cause or will for this to happen? Are we be punished for something? Where is God in the midst of this? Is it okay to be mad at God right now? 

Here are my quick thoughts: 

God did not cause this pandemic or any other suffering as a punishment. The reality is that we live in a world where bad things sometimes happen. Jesus said in John 16, “in this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (That’s the message of Easter)! And in Romans 8, we are promised that there is nothing, nothing, nothing that can separate us from God’s love, not even this disease or isolation. Where is God right now? Hurting with us, loving us, giving us hope that a new day will come. Can you be angry at God? I assure you that God’s grace is bigger than our feelings of anger or sadness. Feel those feels. Give them to God. 

We want to hear your thoughts!