"For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known..."
1 corinthians 13.9-12

i cannot say that i understand why people suffer. oh, i know all the 'right things' you're supposed to say, i know we live in a fallen world, i know about living through consequences of other's sin... but when suffering is staring me in the face, i know of no words to comfort. and the only thing i have to say is this: i know that we are in the hands of God. the hands that hung the very stars in the heavens. the hands that paint the sky every morning. the hands that made life in the first place. i know this One is good, faithfulness everlasting.

that is enough. for me.


joel sczebel said...

Good post.

Delian said...

You almost made me cry...

Elizabeth said...

what with the language difference?


i liked the post. very honest and humble. i struggle with the same thing, i think everyone does at a time.

joe. said...

Recently heard a good message that addresses that subject by Tim Keller.

kars said...

great post.
yeah thats really hard for a lot of people, but i like your solution! haha

damaris said...

thanks ya'll.

to be honest, i'm not struggling with "why" right now. (not cause i have it figured out, but cause God's been working on me for a while). that doesn't mean i don't still wonder sometimes, but i'm content to know that God is in control. i'm not tense or anxious about it.

what i'm struggling with is feeling useless. and in general awfully un-helpful.
not with the suffering in the world at large, but the stuff going on with my fam.

today, my grandpa was more like himself. and at peace with God.
he laughed alot.

God is so good!!
duh, eh?

joel sczebel said...


(I mean that I agree that it is "duh")


Mrs. S said...

((Hugs)) to your family right now. We will continue to pray for you all. Sustaining grace sufficient for all.
Miss you

Brittany said...

Wow, I wasn't sure if I was at the right site.

dams said...

thanks ya'll.

i know i haven't really explained much.(i'm not good at talking about serious stuff like that. besides i don't have anything to say.) well mum did a post on her site that may help mine make a little more sense. i'm not sure she expects me to advertise it...but she won't mind. too much. speaking of mum, she's the real bomb.com. i should tell her, hey?

((you can get to her by clicking the link 'mum' on the left. haha. "thank you, captain obvoius".))

-gilly- said...

That's good. Are ya'll coming to Upward.... I hope so. It's going to be amazing this year.

I hope you are doing well.

kars w said...

thinking of you.

beth said...

thank you for sharing this post.

Elizabeth said...

love you dams.

i miss you.

als said...

where you been dams?