God is so good. I can't even handle it! Today I met with someone who I haven't seen in a long time.... and I seriously have a new perspective on everything now. I watched a video a couple days ago, and it seriously changed my life and how I look at everything. Here's kind of what I took out of the video.
Our lives are full of pain. It's the truth. But God isn't giving us this pain just to watch us suffer! I seriously have yelled at God so much just because it feels good. I feel like I need to get my anger out somewhere, and God seems like the perfect target. But I was so wrong to do that!
The Bible tells us that every good and perfect gift comes from above. Nothing bad comes from God. The reason there is so much pain in this world is because of us. When God was in control of the world, the world was perfect. But when he gave control over to us, that's where it all went wrong! The devil got a hold of this power and that is why there is pain in the world today. God doesn't always win, and that's why my mom went to Heaven. I've heard this phrase many times: "Everything happens for a reason." But the person who I was with today put it in better words: "God makes a reason out of everything." It's so perfect! Anyway, 1 John 5:19 says this: "We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one." God admits here that the devil has control of the world, so it is written here that God will not always win, but there really can be a shining light in all darkness! Anyway, just thought I'd share what I learned today and hopefully it can impact everyone who reads this as much as it impacted me.