Poem From God About Tragedy and Suffering
On the day after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn. that killed 20 children and 6 adults staffers, I just wanted to make sense of the suffering and pain. I wondered what God would possibly say about the idea of tragedy and suffering in our lives. This is what I believe He would say.
TO MY CHILDREN
20 babies fell asleep in this season set for My Son’s birth.
No politics mentioned, shopping sales discussed only memories of their worth.
When each baby was formed I held their hand and still hold them close today.
No more to suffer Earth’s hurts, pain and woes but with Me, they’ll always stay.
Now, so many have questions that they want answers to
They fear evil and try to make sense.
But, despite the attempts won’t be able to
for their pain there is no recompense.
They are hurting, suffering, struggling on Earth and searching for a clue.
Am I there? Do I care? they ask Me, calling, pleading and saying, “Tell us Lord, what do we do?”
Dear ones, I hear you. I know your heart’s broken, now hear My heart to you so true.
First know that I’m loving your babies, for they have always been in My care.
I was with them with their first breath, and with their last, I was holding them tightly there.
No more the 26 have to suffer for their journey of life is through.
These words from Me are for comfort, no longer to them, but now for you.
Yes, I know you don’t get it! It’s doesn’t make sense. You ask where is My love in your days.
Yet you daily forget I am always faithful and my ways are never your ways.
As long as Earth lasts, you’ll continue to long for a Home you were created for,
Yet live in a world where tragedy exists and suffering will constantly pour.
Never once have I caused anyone to suffer abuse, tragedy, or evil gain.
Yet, so often lies, situations, and feelings have pointed Me the One to blame.
Many times you see Me as the One to fix your life from the struggle and pain.
But, there’s a purpose in view that is always for you that in the future your life will gain.
I know of your broken heart and the loss of home and job that makes your heart ache.
I know of the deep anger so strong and your life that hurt and you wish to take.
I even know every mistake that you’ve made and the failures of your past.
It’s so easy to break through the suffering and shame and believe that all hope is dashed.
But, I know in advance, what the outcome will be and what good will come from My grace.
You see, even in the midst of the great suffering there is a great hope and My plan in place.
Your life is not an accident and your journey is not merely a dance.
As painful as your struggles seems they are not in your life by chance.
While no created thing will ever ease the sting of death or escape the cold tragedy
No simple words or poignant phrase will touch the pain that’s left, except for Me.
Perhaps the life I’ve healed today or the many I will change
Was through the suffering or dreadful moment of your story I’ve rearranged.
The only hope which is unseen, is held within my plan
to use each pain and sorrow as a purpose for now you won’t understand.
Hold on, my child, I know right now you don’t know what to do
Just know, I’m here, no need to fear, I’m still in control and I’ve got you.
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