I have a strong belief that everyone will experience at least one hardship in life. I may be wrong, but so far it seems to be holding true. Some people experience devastating hardship early in life as a child or teen or as a young married couple. Others do not experience difficult times until mid-life or in their later years. Whenever it hits you, your reaction may be to blame the only person you can think to blame.... God. Why would a loving God do this to me? Our family, our child, our community ... He is suppose to be loving and kind? For others it is the only time they reach out to God in a desperate cry for help.
I have never questioned the role that God plays in my life in regard to suffering. I have watched my child experience excruciating pain and hardship, and could do nothing to stop the journey but instead could only lean fully on His understanding. I have experienced difficult diagnosis and medical journeys and yet I do not blame God or see it as a huge mistake.
Instead I have chosen the mantra " Why not me?". I agree with this father in his quote, that it is very, very bad but definitely not eternally wrong. You see no one loves me more than my God. No one values me more, or accepts me in such an unconditional way. He never promised a life of easy street if I choose to follow Him, but instead He said He would never leave me nor forsake me. The road will be bumpy, hard and excruciating at times but it is still eternally right.
It all comes down to trust, and if I trust the Lord with my life including all the "very very bad stuff" to realize that it will happen and it isn't about placing blame but instead stengthening my infrastructure to walk through the valleys knowing mistakes are never made by my Creator.
Everything that happens in life is eternally right with regard to the timeline and the players on my life journey.
I will forever choose to trust, to rest in His promises and cling to the hope that no matter how bad it is, that I will continue to believe it is eternally right. Praying your faith can take you to that same place of peacefulness by trusting in the author of your life.