Jesus wept:day 6

[Reflect on what you have read and processed this week. Where is God when bad things happen? Where are you?]

God is right there. And maybe, more importantly than preventing the pain, He is somehow using it to put the world back together. I don’t fully comprehend it, but it’s there. I heard someone say once that if I want to find God, I need to find the oppressed and the heartbroken, because that’s where God will be. Sadly, those are the places I try to avoid. I wonder if it is because I am afraid that I will have to address my own neediness and brokenness–and that will inevitably hurt. Maybe I need to run to those places rather than running away from them.