Every day, I get dozens of emails from people responding to the†Daily Flame, the daily messages from your Inner Pilot Light that remind you who you are and invite you to tap into your own divine truth.
Some of the emails are worth sharing, like this one, that refers to†the post I wrote about how God helps me write these messages.
I love the Daily Flame and have been particularly inspired or lifted up on days with language that was written directly to me, so yes, Lissa, God is helping you write sometimes.† But Iím actually writing for another reason.† Do you have any words of wisdom on how to make sense of horrible stories like the Dad who probably murdered his wife and then got his 5 and 7 year old sons from a social worker who brought them over for a supervised visit, used an axe on them and then blew up the house?
I can’t seem to shake this horrible story. A man who was in jail for murder and served only 4 years was recently let out and tried to abduct a 7† year old girl. Another 7 year old girl was brutally raped and murdered nearby.
As a divorced mom of 3, it makes me want to keep my kids at home, but also it makes me ask why God allowed that to happen. It makes me feel helpless and doomed over my problems that seem trivial in comparison to these.† How do you get beyond this or make sense of this? Where is God in these cases?
I’d love to answer your question fully but of course, I can’t.
Why do bad things happen to good, innocent, faith-filled people? Where is God in this?
My simple answer (and there is no simple answer) is that, if there is a “higher purpose,” a Divine plan, if you will, we can’t ever foresee it, so something that looks horrible may wind up being a piece of a much larger puzzle we just can’t understand.
For example, when I experienced my Perfect Storm six years ago, four “horrible,” life-altering losses happened to me – three of them within two weeks, all four within six months.
I felt like “Why me?” I was a good person. Why was I getting punished?