Many of us struggle with the sovereignty of God regarding our child’s death. I just finished an intensive study of Galatians. During one of the lectures, the leader spoke the following:
“If you separate predestination from love, you have a strange god.” David Arthur.
Yes! The God of the bible is compassionate, gracious, merciful, and kind. He IS love. If you try to separate love from predestination, you are looking at a different god.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. IN LOVE he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. Ephesians 1:3-6 | NIV
He chose us in Christ because of His love for us. He predestined us to be adopted as sons because of His love for us.
I believe He is love and He acts out of His nature of love at all times, even when He allowed my son to die.
Yes, you read that correctly — I believe God acted out of His nature of LOVE even when He allowed my son to die. I don’t understand it and I don’t like that my son is dead. But I believe that God always acts out of LOVE.
Note: my son is not dead. He is no longer here on earth. His body is buried but he is in the presence of Christ.