I know there are tragedies and disasters taking place around the world on a daily basis, but when I see the pictures and hear the stories about what’s going on in Oklahoma, I feel like it’s hard to go on with “business as usual” without acknowledging what happened. My heart is broken for the people who lost their homes, their families, and their children. When I even think about trying to make sense of it, or write anything else on this space, the words escape me and I find myself stuck.
I saw one interview of one man whose house had been destroyed by a tornado a few years ago. They had finally rebuilt their life and settled into a trailer home, only to have their home destroyed once again. Rather than curse God he said, “But the miracle is, we are still alive, and so we give thanks to God.” I’m just not sure after losing everything twice, if I would have that outlook.
I know it’s not my job to make sense of it and it’s hard not to struggle and question when you see horrible things happening around us–disaster, bombings, shootings, sickness.
A few years ago, I wrote a post based on a song by Jon Thurlow called, “Things Are Not Okay,” which included an excerpt from Jesus Calling. Below is an excerpt:
When you encounter rough patches along your life-journey, trust the My Light is still shining upon you. My reasons for allowing these adversities may be shrouded in mystery, but My continual Presence with you is an absolute promise. Seek Me in good times; seek Me in hard times. You will find Me watching over you all the time.