My favorite one is “It’s God’s plan”. Was it God’s plans when innocent lives were taken on Sept 11, 2001? Is it God’s plan when children are kidnapped? Until you’ve taken a walk a mile in my shoes, don’t give me or my family advice. The only advice I will take is from my family or stroke buddies.
- God will never give you more than you can handle. While some may believe it is theologically correct, depending on your definitions, it is singularly unhelpful to the person who is neck-deep in a crisis, trying to swim against a Tsunami. A wonderful phrase recently came from Support for Special Needs. They suggest changing this from “God will never give you more than you can handle” to “Let me come over and help you do some laundry.” This strikes me as even more theologically correct.
- It gets better. Yes, yes it does. But right then, it’s not better.And before it gets better, it may get way worse.
- When God shuts a door, he opens a window.Maybe, but maybe not. Maybe he just shuts a door. Maybe there is no window. There was no window for Job. There was a cosmic battle that raged as he sat in distress. There…
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