Oklahoma tornado: Tragedy for the Christian?

The bottom-line assumption for anyone who believes in the God of providence is that ultimately there are no tragedies. God has promised that all things that happen-all pain, all suffering, all tragedies-are but for a moment, and that He works in and through these events for the good of those who love Him (Rom. 8:28). That’s why the apostle Paul said that the pain, the suffering, the affliction that we bear in this world isn’t worthy to be compared, isn’t worthy to be mentioned in the same breath, with the glory and the blessedness that God has stored up for His people (Rom. 8:18).

R. C. Sproul. Surprised by Suffering: The Role of Pain and Death in The Christian Life (Kindle Locations 509-512). Kindle Edition.

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Author: mytheodrama

The freedom of self forgetfulness, is found through fly fishing on remote streams in the high country of the west slope of the central Sierra. Being alone with God and the Gospel, in the high country, mends the mind and soul. Then, I am better prepared to meet the trials of this temporal world.

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