LB 69… “God Understands Our Need”


Before they call I will answer, while they are still speaking I will hear. Isaiah 65:24, NIV.

All her life Virginia had enjoyed the closeness and comforts of family and friends. Then her husband died, and her own disabilities worsened. Her son brought her north to live in a nursing home near him. Even though she helped choose the facility, she still hated it. She felt angry at her husband for dying, and angry at God for letting it all happen. Her only solace lay in corresponding with old friends and family.

One day, checking her calendar, she noted five birthdays were coming up. She had no cards–no way of buying any. It seemed the ultimate proof of God’s abandonment. Angry and depressed, she cried out, “God, don’t You even care? Here I am in this place needing just five birthday cards, and I can’t even get those!”

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