Bad News

Results of tests and visits to doctors do not always end in good news, or tests can be inconclusive. The diagnosis does not always line up with our prayers. I hope that our questions at this time are not like the disciples in John 9 when Jesus meets the blind man. ‘Who sinned, this man or his parents?’, they asked.

In my life at the present time I think of a friend’s elderly husband who has had yet another heart attack and also suffers from poor memory. Another acquaintance of mine has a 17 year old son who is in hospital with a life-changing diagnosis.

Since the fall that we read about in the Bible ,there has been illness and suffering. When a family is suffering in these ways it is difficult, if not sometimes impossible to see God’s hand at work. How we hate to see our loved ones suffer or be in pain ourselves. We question how God can be glorified through these experiences. There are no simple answers. We know we have been allotted three score years and ten (though often longer) and we also know that there awaits for us a place where there is no suffering or pain. I think that we can only pray for God’s comfort, healing where is it His will, and a closer walk with Him.