During times of tragedy there are often many questions left unanswered; Why did this happen? Why my family? Why my town? What now? Where was God? In the last few days I’ve seen these questions scattered across news articles and Facebook and unfortunately, these questions often go unanswered, but two scriptures I found this morning jumped out at me and while they don’t answer these questions, they may give a little peace of mind.
“But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give reason for the hope that you have.” -1 Peter 3:15
During tragedy we often lose hope; I am just as guilty of this as the next person, but we cannot! 2 Corinthians 10:3 says, “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.” This is because we are IN this world, but not OF it, therefore our only true hope can come from outside this world, from He that is far greater than anything of this world.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” -Romans 8:28
God has a plan for all of this and it is for His good. We may not see it now, we may never know what is was, but God will use these tragedies for His good.