A dear and good friend just called me to let me know about a high school friend of ours who has died. I will not divulge names; that is for the family.
My friend, the one who called, has had a long series of hard things happen in her life. I mostly listened and tried to console. I imagine she will read these words, which I wish I had spoken to her and now wish to share with her and you, sans names.
All these hard things happening to you? There is not one of them that came to you as punishment. You are too very good. You don’t need a whacking.
So, dear, precious friend, know this. What has happened to you has not happened because God thinks you deserve it, but, rather, because God is sure you can handle it.
You are remarkable.