Hey Guys! The other day I was listening to this podcast sermon by Steven Furtick called: "The Power of Interpretation" and it just sorta inspired me to share a bit of it with you. The main point of the sermon was to pray to God to help you with His power of interpretation. We all ask "Why?." When push comes to shove we look up to God, sometimes with tears in our eyes, other times shaking our fists at Him, even a time (or a few) where we do both and we ask WHY? It's hard trusting someone who has the power to take our pain away. It's even harder understanding why He didn't just prevent it. The moments when we're so full of hurt are when we need the hands of God to hold us the most. But how do you let Him hold you when you're angry? How do you let Him heal when you don't understand? When it seems like He's the one who caused your pain. That's hard! And so this prayer is to help navigate your understanding of what's going on. It helps us lean into God for help and hope despite the hate that we may feel. It's asking God to help us understand the purpose behind our pain. When there's no good reason for this awful thing to happen, it helps us understand the good that can come from it. (Which may not even be something we want to even try to hear at the time.) The strength He's weaving into our breaking hearts. The compassion and genuine understanding He's molding into us. No one knows what to say to someone who's lost someone except someone else who's lost someone. So maybe for you, He's preparing you to help someone else through loss. Or it could be something else entirely!
One of my favorite quotes was: "Are you interpreting your God through your life, or your life through your God?" I've just never really thought of it that way and it put certain parts of my life that were hard to deal with into perspective. I just wanted to share that with you in hopes that it helps.
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