The trash didn’t get taken out – again. His underwear is there on the floor – again. She was late getting ready – again. He didn’t listen – again. She made an excuse to say no – again. Should you have to put up with this?
For as long as human beings have tried to survive in a sinful world they have asked WHY. The problem of good and evil is one of the biggest of all questions. As I talk about in my just-released book The Christian’s Journey Through Grief, when you lose a loved one this becomes intensely personal. In the last couple weeks I’ve had so many conversations with people wrestling with whether it’s OK to ask WHY?
** My new book The Christian’s Journey Through Grief is to be released next week, May 7, 2019, and it’s available for preorder now. Today I’m sharing the Introduction to my new book. I hope you enjoy!
“Death, you may think you have won. Yes, the wounds you have inflicted are deep. And we will mourn as we nurse those wounds. But in truth you have lost again! While to human eyes you may seem to have won this battle, in reality you have already lost the war. And every life you take—temporarily—is but another nail in your own coffin. Death, you will be destroyed! And Al Tanksley, along with me and all the rest of us who trust in Jesus, will live forever.
Then where, O death, will be your sting? Where, O grave, will be your victory?”
What does the self-talk in your head sound like? What do you tell yourself? Perhaps like so many people you keep second-guessing yourself, wondering whether you’ve got what it takes. The self-defeating messages keep screaming and you feel paralyzed. Is there an antidote to self-doubt?
Truthfully you should always be kind to your spouse. The problem comes when you confuse kind with nice. And accepting truly destructive behavior is decidedly unkind. Sometimes being kind to your spouse means doing what may seem to be very harsh.