WE ARE ALL THE SAME

There is something that never ceases to amaze me each week. As I read through different posts I see a similar thread running through them.

We are all the same, we are all going through things, trials, or we have been through trials that bring us to our knees.

We aren’t all suffering from cancer, we all haven’t lost a child or a baby through still birth. Some of us have spouses that are terminally ill, or children with disabilities.  We haven’t all been dealt the same card but we are dealt from the same pack, the pack of life.

We have all felt anger, bitterness, unforgiveness, self-doubt, self-pity. We have probably all asked God the same question “why”.

I remember when our daughter died at 26 weeks gestation and we were at the funeral home and I was holding my daughter for the last time. In my grief I asked God “why”, I wondered if I wasn’t a good enough mother, or I had done something wrong. This was grief real and so very painful.

As the fog of grief gradually lifted, I had no definite answers to my “why” question but I did realise that my thinking was only that, thoughts with no basis.

I am pretty sure that you too have asked the same questions and received no answer.

But as we are all the same when it comes to going through tough times, we have one more thing in common.

The most important thing that we have in common as Christians is our God.  He is the same for you and for me.  He doesn’t answer all our “why” questions here on earth,

We must remember that He is always going to be there for us when we are going through these tough times.

When family members are ill, He is there. When our children are taken from us, He is there. When we are financially broken, He is there.

So through our grief, He is the one who is there, carrying us, caring for us and never leaving us.

As we cling to Him remember – He is our God, He created us, He knows us, and as for all the “why” questions, when we see Him as our God, we won’t really need to know the answers.

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it someday for a crown.

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20 thoughts on “WE ARE ALL THE SAME”

  1. Dear friend, thank you for the sweet, encouraging words this morning. So very thankful for you and the blessing you are to me and to so many others! Have a beautiful day…or night where you are! 🙂

    1. Thank you Cheryl, such kind and encouraging words that make me smile. Oh how I wish we lived closer, imagine how we would talk. Thanks my friend, have a great day. Blessings

  2. “We haven’t all been dealt the same card but we are dealt from the same pack, the pack of life.” Wow, that sentence really stood out to me. It’s so true and should help us to be understanding of each other as we go through life together.

  3. Your words bring tremondous comfort. I like how you said He doesn’t answer all our “why” questions, you are so right, this is where simple faith comes in and we are to trust him. Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Talk with us.

  4. Yes, I always find that interesting that similar threads of thought seem to run through different bloggers around the world at the same time! 🙂 Thank you for sharing your story about grief with us at Grace and Truth this week. We truly can count on our Father God in both bad times and good!
    Jen @ Being Confident of This

  5. Thank you for sharing this encouraging post!

    In my grief and loss, I have come to the same conclusion. I don’t need to know the “why” as much as I need to know that my Savior holds me through it.

    Blessings to you and yours.

  6. You’re right! We’re all children of the same faithful God! Thanks so much for sharing at the Homemaking Party. I wanted to let you know that I’ve started a weekend link up on my new blog, Big Family Frugal (.com) and would love to have you join me there, as well. It’s up now and the new one starts every Friday.

    Hope you’re having a great week!
    Blessings,
    Sarah

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