Harsh Realities

The news in recent days has brought such a sadness to my heart as once again, we realize that the enemy has a huge hold on our world.  I remember on 9/11 that I looked at the images on the t.v. of the second jet ramming into that tower.  The thought came to mind, “God is even bigger than THAT!”  I sat in horror, but also in the understanding that this devastating event was not out of His eyesight.

The media runs everywhere trying to get the most emotional story they can find, even to the point to talking to those who just lost their loved one in the catastrophe.  Questions like, “How are you doing?” or “How are you feeling?”  anger me as the grieving try to talk through their sorrow.  There are swarms of media personnel  and their trucks that surround the houses of the grieving.  Lights beam onto the yards of  those who are living the darkest days of their lives.

Many ask why God, Who says He is loving and just, allows such tragedies.  The unbeliever curses Him with lifted fists.  The believers fall to their knees, ask why and pray to their God.  The clergy of many faiths open their arms to the hurting and try to bring comfort that  God is there.

Life, once again, is altered for the worse through the wickedness of men who have darkened hearts and no respect for human life, yet if someone they loved were destroyed, they would also be outraged and covered in grief.  Where is the sense in all of this?

I have to run to God’s Word to find comfort and the Spirit led me to Isaiah 26.  “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.  Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal…..”  Verse after verse in this chapter lays it out how big God is and how He can be trusted and how He rules over us all, believers or not.  Please take the time to slowly read over this chapter and be comforted.  I will end with this additional scripture and my hope for all of us….”Now, may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way.  The Lord be with all of you.”  2 Thess. 3:16