I had a heart troubling experience the other day. A friend shared that she had just learned that she has a disease that was contracted during her time of “rebellion.” It has been some time since her life turned around and her heart turned back to God. She has hopes for a husband, and a family, and a ministry. But now, she feels like God is punishing her for her past. Now, she can’t get her head around how any of her dreams are possible. Now, she feels like crawling into a hole and doing nothing. She is mad at God and is having a hard time grasping how He can be good when she now has to deal with this.
Isaiah 43 reads,
“1 But now, this is what the LORD says– he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: