If you came over from Encouragement for Today, welcome! I’m so glad you are here. Today’s devo covered a tough topic, but when you’ve been impacted by evil, you need space to be able to talk about it in light of faith.
In The Unburdened Heart, I share this (page 166):
If you have encountered evil, though few may understand what you’ve faced, God feels sorrow that it took place. If there are people who have told you that what happened to you is God’s will, or that somehow the end result was that God would somehow receive the glory, please understand this:
The evil one’s purpose has never been for God to shine.
Your Heavenly Father grieves over the pain you suffered, so much so that your Savior walked up the road willingly with stripes on His back, wore a crown of thorns pressed into His brow and suffered death on a cruel cross to offer healing and restoration. Sin and the plans of the evil one make Him righteously angry. [Read more…]