Sometimes God Permits What He Hates …

“Sometimes God permits what He hates to accomplish what He loves.” – Steve Estes (quoted by Joni Eareckson Tada in one of her books – probably “A Step Further”)

What an amazing statement that lends great perspective to our understanding of suffering. The Bible says in 1Jn.4:8 that God is love, thus everything God does is motivated by His unconditional love. The Bible also tells us that the Lord is righteous (Ps.119:137), that means God can do no wrong!? This is the reason why we can continue to trust God and have full faith in Him even when things don’t go our way! We need to remember that it is not all about us – which is why we pray, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done”.

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