As a Christian, it can be difficult to reconcile all the evil that happens in the world with an all knowing, all powerful loving God who could stop it if He wants, but chooses not to do so. If our hearts break for the innocent children who were senselessly murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary, how can a God who loves us not feel the same way? If any of us had known what Adam Lanza was going to do, we would have done anything in our power to stop him, so why didn't God? All too often we tend to quote...
Here's Reason #6, which got left off the list. Those who experience a tragedy first hand, and then turn to God have more "street cred" in providing comfort and aid to those who are in a similar situation. Many support groups have been founded by people looking to make something positive come from a horrible situation.
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