Over 10 years of doing campus ministry, one question that people keep on asking me is, “Why did God allow _____ to happen to me?” It is hard to give a complete theological answer to a person who is feeling the pain and frustration of unanswered questions and doubts.
There is a phrase that we use here in HMCC – “Out of our greatest misery will come forth our greatest ministry.”
It is a phrase that is hard to believe in when we are going through the pain “at the moment.” But one thing is for sure… as we get older, that phrase becomes more true and our lives become the testimony of the truthfulness of that statement.
I was thinking about these thoughts as I read the CNN news article about how Somaly Mam, a former prostitute, runs shelters for the victims of Cambodia’s sex trade.
“We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose” (Amplified Bible, Ro 8:28)