Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I Remember As a Child........


Hey Friends......

I remember as a child....on several occasions, saying "life's Not Fair."      My "life's not fair" usually came about when I was NOT getting my way.  My brother or sister may have been able to do a particular something that (I) wanted to do.   Or, I didn't get a fun toy that I thought I had to have.  

  Everybody does it at one time or another!

Do any of you recall times like this?    This past week, a good friend of mine posted a question on her Facebook page.......is life fair?    I was surprised at the number of comments that were left about this particular topic.  There were Many different thoughts about this subject.

I suppose that this is a question that has many answers.  Is there a Right or Wrong answer?   Take for example, a teenager who has had their heart set on getting a brand new sports car.   After all.....their best friend was given one by his/her wealthy parents.   

However..... The reacting teen comes from a family that has had a few financial struggles and the best that can be done is to purchase a used vehicle for the teen, that looks more like a family car....

I can already hear a great big "Life's Not Fair"

On the other hand, there are some real serious questions about life being fair and I can see how these questions can be legitimate.   My family has seen days like this.  A sister who died at the age of 28..... Three young children, left behind, when their parents were killed in a car wreck.  A car wreck that left these same three kids in body cast with multiple injuries and one with brain damage.

It is very difficult to try to answer the WHY questions that now come from the child that had brain damage.   Why is my life not normal like everyone else?  Why did this happen to me??  That child is now a 39 year old (beautiful) lady living with a mind similar to that of a 12 year old.

Years later.... One of these kids dies at the early age of 28 from a massive heart attack and his wife passes away just a few years later from cancer.   Once again, leaving behind two small little girls, to be raised by aunts and uncles.  

It is extremely difficult to watch a brother live in extreme agony as he tries to overcome alcoholism.  I see what his life could have been, but yet the reality of what his life is like, hurts deep within.  
His pain is my pain because I care so much.

To have a grandchild diagnosed with cancer and to not be able to do a single thing about it.....To have this child's life drastically  changed forever, due to the poisons in chemo and the harshness of radiation.......To watch this same precious grandchild day after day, dealing with Type I diabetes.......

This is when the question becomes real....  IS LIFE FAIR??




I don't know the real answer to this question, but what I do know is that through all the bad times.....GOD has always wrapped HIS loving arms around each of us and HE has never failed to bring us the comfort like only HE can give.   I also know that through it all.....WE ARE BLESSED!

Life is not about US......We are here to Serve the Lord!

Hugs y'all....
shug ~


4 comments:

Ginny said...

NO, life is not fair! But it will be very fair in the life after death. Then God will set everything right. It is so hard to understand why innocent people suffer, and we will never know the answer to this in this earthly life, but God sees the future and the big picture, and we cannot.

Vickie said...

Im dealing with this right now, Shug, as you know. In all my grief, I've not had to deal with what your family has gone through. No life is not fair, but God is righteous and just and loves mercy. And all will be made right and whole and perfect again someday and that's what I try to focus on. This world is not our home and we're just a-passing through. Love that old song. Can't remember who said this - we live now in the shadowland and one day we will live in the real world of heaven. Everything here is a shadow of things to come. All the joy and love we feel here is but a shadow. Can you imagine how wonderful and loving and joyful heaven will be!!!!

Gail Dixon said...

So sad the way life turns out for some. Job from the Old Testament dealt with many cruel blows, but never lost his faith. I often wonder how people who don't believe in God handle crises in their lives. Because they will come...eventually. Shug, I certainly hope that your grandson never has to deal with cancer again. Even through all your pain, you have a profound joy that comes through.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Cutie, Life is definitely NOT fair.. We ALL go through hard times and GOOD times. It's all about our attitudes through these hard times. With God as the center of our lives, we can get through those bad times. AND--we learn from these, and grow because of them. There's always a 'reason' why bad things happen to good people.. God has a plan and we just need to trust him and know that with his love, we can make it through these hard times... Interesting question.

Hugs,
Betsy

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