God, What Is Going On?


It’s not fair that my sister was killed by a drunk driver. She was so young.

My husband was getting ready to retire. Why did he have to suffer and die from cancer?

Why did God allow my child to be murdered?


Does God care about your pain?

It’s a fair question. Does God really understand what you are going through after your loss?

In the Bible, you’ll find assurance that God does understand and wants to help you:

  • He is described as “the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3).

  • He knows what is happening to you: “But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand” (Psalm 10:14a).

  • God wants you to talk about your hurts, to “pour out your heart to him” (Psalm 62:8 NLT).

Do you see? He hears your cries for help and He invites you to come to Him for comfort.

God’s plan to end your suffering

Not only does God want to ease your suffering, He actually relates to it. How can God understand a human problem like grief? He can relate because He grieved the unjust execution of His Son, Jesus.

As painful as it was, God allowed Jesus to die as part of His plan to end suffering and death. He wanted to bring comfort, hope, and healing to you. But to appreciate this plan, you have to understand the reason suffering and death exist.


GriefShare at Hillside

GriefShare is a safe place for you to share your grief and to receive hope and healing. Whether you are grieving a recent or older loss, are having a hard time finding hope, or a suffering from the burden of grief in any way, we want to help you find hope and healing from a biblical perspective.

GriefShare is provided twice a year, in the fall and the spring. For more information about GriefShare, you can learn more here.

If you have any questions or have found yourself grieving a loss, please contact Pam & David.