I think this post is so true. Hope more read it that have recently found the blog.
Last night I had a spirited discussion on twitter about trials. The statement was made “In the present, we call them trials; in the future we will call them tender mercies of The Lord.” . I took issue with the statement because trials are still trials even if they serve a noble purpose in the end. To me calling them tender mercies from the Lord is like giving people permission to cause pain because in the end the Lord uses it to do good. As my old seminary teacher used to say
‘Judas is not off the hook’.
I actually heard someone argue once that rape victims should be grateful for their experience because it made them strong and turn to the Lord. The person last night was not inferring this but isn’t it a necessary stretch of the argument that if trials are truly blessings from the Lord than…
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