When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

There are a number of events that have transpired over the last few weeks that leaves many people questioning why life just brings so much pain through senseless acts of evil and violence. Well….I don’t have the answer to that, but I am reminded that God knows.  Discovering that your child has been abused can literally snatch the wind out of you, and you are left with countless questions.  This is the time when we must rely on God and depend on His ability to handle our questions and our doubts.

God is thoroughly acquainted with our thoughts and doesn’t expect us to sit idly by without seeking answers for life’s struggles. In fact, it is in the asking that we find the answers we seek. However, in asking, we must also be prepared for the lesson in the journey.

I’ve often made it known that I struggle with Romans 8:28 because I just can’t understand how our child’s abuse will work for her good or ours. But, I haven’t been shy about asking questions and expecting that one day God will answer. So, when life doesn’t make sense, we don’t just sit in our pain, but we go boldly to the throne of grace and seek answers from the ONE who’s got them……



Signs of child sexual abuse

Many times we attribute hormones to the unexplainable behavior of young ladies. However, we need to be mindful that there may be much deeper issues at work. Depression, bouts of anger and violence, engaging in sexual behavior (incl.  promiscuity and prostitution), eating disorders, disconnecting from friends, families, and interests, are all possible signs that a young girl has or is experiencing sexual abuse. If you notice these behaviors, be diligent in getting to the bottom of the problem and consider counseling. Even if sexual abuse isn’t the issue, there is something going on and it shouldn’t be ignored or overlooked.

remember……awareness is the key!!!

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