Reading #4 When my Purpose and God’s Purpose Collide

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelations 21:4

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It probably came as no surprise in yesterday’s devotion that God’s purpose was to be reunited with His Children. Yet as much as we rejoice that God’s purpose is to save us, life would be much less frightening if God’s main purpose was to protect His children from suffering.

God hates suffering. He hurts when you hurt and weeps when you weep. God knows every time you hurt so much that you can’t sleep, every time you’re so tired you can’t lift your head. He knows every place the surgeon cut, the doctor probed and the nurse poked. God does not want His beloved children to suffer.

But it can be a hard pill for you to swallow when your purpose and God’s purpose do not match up. Not that you ever want God to pull back on His plans for the salvation of the world, but could He just move the suffering you’re dealing with to the top of His “To-do” list for a while?

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About Karen Tripp

Beyond being a Christian Counselor and the President of Cancer Companions, Karen loves to read (she's a great reader) and loves to sing (she's a bad singer) in her home near St Louis, MO. Cancer has personally touched Karen's personal life through her dad - a 23 year colon cancer survivor. Impacting lives for Christ through her speaking, writing and counseling fills Karen with a passion which infuses every task she approaches. (except matching socks. Karen hates matching socks.)
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