You must have muttered or even screeched questions at God at times, right? “God! How could you allow me to go through this much loss? Where are you? Can’t You see I am grieving? I wanna know… how could You let this happen to me?!”
I know I have.
Well, here’s your chance…
The next W.I.T.N.G Chat Show on The Narrow Gateway is titled “What is God up to when I’m grieving?”
Yup! We are asking some hard questions here on The Narrow Gateway; only because we know that we have chosen to follow a God who is not phased by our questions, neither is He confused about how to answer them. We also serve a God who wants us to come to Him in our weakest state, and He promises to exchange our weakness for His strength. We are ready to hear what He has to say, and most of all, we are ready to receive His peace.
My guest will be Phumla Wamukoya. Phumla is a recently widowed mother of two boys aged 5 and 7, she is an Occupational Therapist who runs her own business, and a brave woman who loves God and wants to share her experiences of God in her grief, with you.
I’ll be recording this show for The Narrow Gateway on Tuesday, 31 October 2017, and I would love to receive questions you may have for us to tackle on the show. (To submit your questions by Friday, 27 October 2017, please first read reading this piece, and then click here)
So…what questions do you have for God about what He is up to when life hurls shards of broken glass at you?
Where is God when I’m grieving?
What is He up to?
Why do bad things happen to good people?
How could God allow innocent people to suffer?
If God had the power to end this, why didn’t He?
Is there purpose in my pain?
Why would God not prevent pain from pouring over me?
How can a ‘good God’ sit back and watch people He claims to love suffer?
I’ll be asking the question, “What do I say to someone I am counselling or coaching, who is currently going through tragedy that he feels that God could have averted but chose not to?”
Ask your questions. Phumla does not claim to be a guru on universal grief. She is just a woman who loves God and has experienced Him first hand as real in her life, even in the worst times of grief. She will simply share what she has learnt through her own journey.
I believe there is so much we could all get out of this.
Please click here to submit your questions and send your questions by Friday, 27 Oct 2017, so that I can get them in time for us to tackle them when we record on Tuesday, 31 October.
I look forward to hearing from you.
P.S You may have friends or family that are seeking an answer from God on these issues. Please go ahead and send this to them so that they can also submit their questions.
Christian Transformational Coach and Founder of The Narrow Gateway
The B.O.O.M Walk Program by Toyin Oladiran
We all come from somewhere. We all have our battle scars. We all have those life experiences, past or even ongoing, that have forced us into shadowy corners in our lives, preventing us from living fully, loving fully and most of all, serving God to the uttermost.
Some of us have carried on in this way, and gone on to do life ‘normally’, to become pastors, engineers, fathers, builders, lovers, secretaries, government officials, wives, teachers, sports coaches, gym instructors, you name it. Yet many are living a façade; a classic tale of smokes and mirrors. Many are carrying around, and being defined by those pivotal life experiences. Many have learnt to accept that this is just the way life is – living with and from the baggage.
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Hugs and Love,
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