Why Do You Hurt Me, God?
Discovering God and Life in the Midst of Pain
David J. Mathews
In the midst of life-numbing pain or grief, where is our All-Loving God?
And how do you go forward with living?
Life is inevitably struck by searing pain.
Disease. Divorce. Death.
The “dirt” of life can be overwhelming at times. And during heart-stopping shock and the ongoing ache, it’s difficult to hang on to the concept of an all-loving God, isn’t it?
As Psalm 44 says in The Message,
Wake up, God! Don’t you care what happens to us? . . . Get up and come to our rescue. If you love us so much, Help us!
Have you ever felt that way? If so, welcome to the club, because every life
suffers pain and loss at some point.
In his book, Why Do You Hurt Me, God? author David Mathews helps you
explore this life-altering question in a unique, down-to-earth way. With a sometimes
light-hearted, sometimes heart-breaking touch, David leads you on a journey from
the valley of excruciating pain to the mountaintop of exhilarating praise. He helps
you work through the dilemma of life’s dirt, explaining,
There are some answers to life’s difficult questions, and God is certainly big
enough to handle those questions. If we stuff our true feelings when the dirt is
so overwhelming, and do not ask the tough questions, it may be easier to give up
on the God concept. But if we ask and are honest, we may discover some of the
answers, and God’s “wow-ness” can actually increase.
The dirt of life poses serious challenges to each of us. Why not come along
on the journey? Ask the difficult questions. Learn how to dust o the dirt and move
forward with confidence.
God is all-loving and can provide answers to your tough questions.
In fact, he’s the only one who can.