Sometimes things fall apart.
A desire remains unfulfilled.
A dream is dashed.
A hope is deferred.
Death crashes into life with unwelcome abandon.
It’s tempting in those moments to wonder about God’s goodness.
Does He see us?
Does He hear our cries?
Does He know the desires of our hearts?
Does He notice our pain?
I remember talking to my brother not long after the loss of his 17-year-old son, Caleb. He looked at me and said, “Elsa, there is no anesthetic for this pain. It rips my heart out.” And yet a little later he said, “But in all of this, I don’t doubt God’s love for me. He loves me. He already proved that on the cross.”
Jesus gave it all so that we could have life.
He paid a huge price for us.
He gave us a way to God.
He already proved his love.
So every disappointment we experience, every heartache we encounter, every dream that turns out differently than we expected… instead of running from him, we can run to him.
With our tears, with our pain, with our anger or frustration or fear.
Because He already proved it.
He loves us.
No matter what.