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God Does Not Play With Us Like A Toy


Not every pregnancy and parenting experience is a beer and skittles experience, sometimes life tests us with unforeseen complications; like the ones that Matt Hammitt, of Sanctus Real and his Sarah had to confront when their long awaited son, Bowen, was born.

It is every parent's nightmare, and every mother's horror to know that the child you are carrying is somehow ill.  As moms there are hours we spend on our knees in doubt and self-recrimination: What did we do, or didn't do.  Hours of tearful anger: Why is this happening!  And time when our relationship with God is sorely tested.

Many would say that this is God testing us, proving us like gold in fire.  I repute that, as a Catholic mom who has been through pregnancy issues, nothing quite meeting the Hammitts, I can say that God did not cause ANY of those!  Why would a loving God want to see us in pain?  Why would a loving God cause us pain? God Does Not Play With Us Like A Toy!  His love for us is so great that He sent His Son to die for us, so why would He cause us to suffer; makes God seem very vindictive.  No God wants to walk with us, support us, be our comfort in time of trouble.  He is there to heal, to give us strength in those times of great need.  We may never understand why life hits us with curve balls but we know that God is there to provide us with the life changing knowledge we need.


PERRYSBURG, Ohio (AP) – Told that his unborn son had only half a heart and little chance to survive, the lead singer of the Christian rock band Sanctus Real began pouring his fears and doubts into music.
  • Matt Hammitt reads a book to his 1-year-old son, Bowen, on Sept. 14 at their home in Perrysburg, Ohio.
    By John Seewer, AP
    Matt Hammitt reads a book to his 1-year-old son, Bowen, on Sept. 14 at their home in Perrysburg, Ohio.

By John Seewer, AP
Matt Hammitt reads a book to his 1-year-old son, Bowen, on Sept. 14 at their home in Perrysburg, Ohio.

The songs were meant to comfort his family while they searched for answers and sought to understand God's role during the months before and after the baby's birth that were filled with surgeries and life-threatening complications.
It didn't take long for him to realize that his words needed to be shared so that others struggling with life would know they're not alone.  From USA TODAY

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