Friday 56: The Goodness of God

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it here.

It's that simple.

Presently, I'm reading a book about the "Assurance of Purpose in the Midst of Suffering." This beautiful hardcover book is written by Randy Alcorn, who is the best-selling author of Heaven. I am finding good answers to some of the life's difficult questions, especially reflecting on the past events the world witnessed with the loss of  a young girl born on 9/11, dies in Arizona shootings,  Christina Taylor-Green... while the world mourns.

Book Title: The Goodness of God

Page 56: "Freedom to do good, which can bring enjoyable consequences, cannot exist without the corresponding freedom to do evil, which brings suffering... The reality of evil and suffering in this world points to a God, who despises evil but values freedom. He desires meaningful relationships with his creatures - and that requires a degree of freedom on our part."

"An interesting read for those times when we're wounded by broken trust, assaulted by disease, or victimized by evil - or when we're crushed to see such things happen to people we love..."
The Goodness of God: Assurance of Purpose in the Midst of Suffering

Indeed, I find this perspective challenging with deeper glimpses of God's higher purposes.
How about you? Sometimes the suffering just doesn't make sense but through surrender, we find comfort and peace. What's your take on this?

-- LadyD

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis

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