Bad things happen in this world- it’s fallen, we are fallen, no one is immune. But God is faithful loving & kind. Do we really trust & know this when we see so much bad happening or even when we remember this day so many years ago?
We can’t put our trust in people, we can’t put our trust in our circumstances, there has to be something stronger, more stable, constant & perfect.
His name is Jesus & He is mighty to save. To redeem, restore & heal.
HE is a safe place. This world is not but He is.
Can we praise Him amidst our many storms & sorrows in this life? Can we be real with Him & let Him know how hurt, disappointed & sad we are at people and circumstances?
He allowed this day 20 years ago to happen. And it makes me shake my head, wide eyed, wanting to step away from Him because that was so bad & yet He allowed it? But the gospel & God’s goodness and grace go against our human sinful nature & eyes that only see bad.
We can choose to walk with Him when He allows bad things to happen or we can choose to distance ourselves from the only one who truly knows us & can heal us from the pain of this world.
We are not safe in this world, we are safer because of Him but this safety doesn’t always reveal itself as protection from trauma & death. This safety reveals itself as a Heavenly Father who knows, loves & wants His children to turn & follow Him. To grow “better from hard things & not bitter” (Lisa harper).
We can not know why, His ways are higher; we can shake our heads & question Him, & ultimately run to Him as the only strong tower worthy of our trust.
He is good, y’all.
He is faithful.
This place is not a believers home.
He is hope, healing & freedom. Here or in heaven.
He is sovereign & can work all things together for good, for a greater purpose.
We have to know His truths as this world, people & circumstance beat us down or cause us to question His love for His people.
Know there is more to come, HE is to come. No matter what’s next HE is there & He loves us.
Look at the bad & recite, memorize, meditate on these truths. Know His Word, get into it. Read Job (talk about brutal circumstances!).
Know Him, love Him, run to Him.
In Jesus name amen.