Tikkun America RESTORE Magazine Issue 5 Sh'vat | January 2022 - Page 23

A Conversation I Had With the Lord One Day

IS IT ENOUGH ?

A Conversation I Had With the Lord One Day
H A L L E L S C H E L L
Is It Enough ?
Human trafficking , Genocide , Rape , Abortion , Murder … and so many other things that I cannot and absolutely do not want to imagine .
I have for so long been deeply distrurbed by the severity of human suffering . I can say that certainly some of my angst comes from a heart of intercession and groaning for the people affected and for Messiah ’ s return . But there has also been another reason why it is so deeply disturbing to me . I have an underlying question :
Is God ’ s goodness really good enough ?
Where ’ s the redemption for a child who has been brutally murdered ? Where ’ s the redemption for a father who has watched his wife being raped ? For a woman who has spent years as a sex slave ?
We all experience suffering to some degree , many times even throughout our lives .
Experiences like the death of a child , divorce , a fatal diagnosis , mental illness , and so on are true sufferings that many of us probably hold in common with each other to some
degree .
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