Personal Tragedy

The below item is part of my "Conversations" series.

A woman in the hospital talking to her visiting sister.

Felicia: This is all just too much. Why would God let this happen to my baby? What did I do wrong?

Gabrielle: You didn’t do anything wrong. All of us have trials in life. At times like these, I think of Job and how God tested him. No matter what happened, Job kept the faith and God rewarded him for it. Sometimes, God throws these stumbling blocks in our way so that we can become stronger by getting over them.

Felicia: I don’t know. I don’t feel like I’ll ever get past this. And what about Hunter? How am I supposed to tell him that he’s not going to have a little sister now?

Gabrielle: Don’t you worry; it’s going to be fine. God may test us, but He never gives us bigger problems than we can handle. If you pray on it with Hunter, you’ll see it will all work out for the best.

Felicia: I’ve got to do a lot more than pray. Hunter’s been so distant since his dad died, and now that I’ve lost the baby I feel like I’ve lost my last connection to Ian. What am I supposed to do?

Gabrielle: God will show you the way. When you get home, be strong, kneel down with Hunter, and pray together. Then tell him the story of Job and how even when Satan has done his worst, God always watches over his flock and takes care of it in the end.

Felicia: In the Bible, all of Job’s children die, Gabrielle. I’m not telling Hunter about that. This is too much. I can’t handle it. I need to get help.

Gabrielle: God wouldn’t have put this in your way if it was too much for you. If you have enough faith, you’ll get through this, but you’ve got to have faith.

Felicia: You might have the faith to move a mountain, but right now I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to get out of this bed.


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Posted on July 24, 2013 at 9:04 pm by ideclare · Permalink
In: Conversations

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