plants-font-type-letter-q_85542835We all have them.

Recently, a young couple and their baby were instantly killed when concrete debris fell from an overpass onto their vehicle.

But there have been similar stories when people have missed such a tragedy by seconds. Those people often say, “God was with me” or “God wasn’t done with me yet”.  Wasn’t God with the family who was killed? Was he done with them?

Personally, I have questioned why God didn’t intercept my son’s death. Finally, I had to stop asking something I was never going to get an answer for. I concluded that God knew and that was enough.

Our questions are normal. But at the end of the day, there is something we are trusting in. We turn to drugs, alcohol, food, shopping, television, and more to help us cope. Understandable. But inside, we know these things are band-aids.

One day, a friend asked if she could come talk with me. She cried through a series of serious and tragic situations she was facing with her young adult children. The father was completely out of the picture.

There are no quick fixes with some situations. As a Christian, it’s not the time to say, “God loves you!” or any other scripture. Because that hurting person is not believing God loves him/her at all.

My friend’s life was like a boat in a vicious storm, ready to break into pieces. She was looking for safety.

After listening for some time, I said, “All I can tell you is this: the sun rises every morning and sets every night”.

This is a picture we can all relate to, no matter who you are or where you live. It is the picture of assurance – pointing us to the Creator of the universe – who is sovereign,  infinite, all-knowing, and faithful.

Because there are some things we cannot explain with words.

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Photo credit: kendoman26 / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA