Excellent article especially in the face of the slogans we use when we are unable to look friends or family in the face and say..."I see your pain, I ache for you, is there something I can do to ease your burden"?
Don’t hear me saying I am rejoicing because of the last couple of
weeks. I am not. Not once have I danced around our house shouting,
“Yeah suffering!” Instead, in the midst of pain and hurt, I am actively
expecting God to do something. I don’t know what. I don’t know when.
But I am expecting the God of resurrection to heal us. I am expecting
God to restore us. I am expecting him to redeem this situation. I am
expecting him to do this and so I will be actively looking and waiting
for him to do something. I believe expectant waiting can
only happen when we exchange our feeble platitudes for an authentic
faith that engages God with the full brunt of our emotion and pain. Only then can salvation been seen.
But that exchange takes courage.
Read it all, here...he says it much better than I...