<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by aloneandsad:<BR><B>It will not be horrible forever...KEEP praying and keep the faith...Isaiah 30:18, and yet the Lord is waiting to be merciful to you. he is ready to take pity on you because he always does what is right. Happy are those who trust in the lord...Let the scriptures be your guide...there is an answer to every situation in the Bible..You must search for it...Everyone has questions and everyone has doubts...but the Lord wants us to be Happy...he doesnt cause us pain, he may allow bad things to happen for us...but that is to draw us closer to him..trust in him...It is not God who is causing the bad things to happen in your life, you are allowing the devil to get to your spirit...and break you and your relationship with God...God will not give you more than you can handle...believe me...Go to the pregnancy/child forum...everyone in there has had one of the worst tragedies in life to happen to them, but our faith in God has helped us through the stormy weather...Whenever there is a doubt in your mind about God, think of the miracle of childbirth...i dont know what your troubles are, but this one always works for me [Linked Image from marriagebuilders.com]<BR>A prayer for Help (Psalm 70)<P>Save me O God! Lord Help me now! May those who try to kill me be defeated and confused. May those who are happy because of my troubles, be turned back and disgraced. May those who make fun of me be dismayed by their defeat.<P>May all who come to you be glad and joyful. May all who are thankful of your salvation always say "How great is God!"<P>I am weak and helpless; come to me quickly O God. YOU aremy savio and my Lord, hurry to my aid!<P>I hope this helps...Believe me, in times of trouble, you will find words of encouragement and help. Talk to your pastor about your doubts and troubles...I will pray for you that you find the answers that you are searching for and the peace and happiness that you desperately need! [Linked Image from marriagebuilders.com]<P>May the Lord bless you and keep you close, remember, he is always with you...He is just is just waiting for you to ask him for help...Believe that it is done when you pray, and it will be done..(I cant remember the scripture for that one, but it's there somewhere)<P>Aloneandsad (missy)</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Missy,<P>I haven't looked at the pregnancy/child forum yet. But I know everyone is bearing their own pain, usually in silence. I like the term 'private hurt'--everyone has them, and often theirs are greater than yours. The old saying comes to mind: "I was sorry I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet."<P>Interestingly enough, an event last summer involving a child (not my own) made me question the idea of a God in control even more.<P>Some children were sledding in a quiet neighborhood close to ours in our little town. The hill ended at the street's edge. 2 little sisters went down the hill, as a neighbor's car came slowly over a slight rise, and couldn't stop because of the snow. 1 girl dead, 1 injured. The family were (and still are) strong Christians.<P>What possible reason can there be for something like that?