Scripture teaches us the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. In times of crisis we seek comfort in the word of God for we know that God lives in the hearts of those who grieve. However, when our faith is strained in the wake of another mass shooting our thoughts may drift to a familiar questions asked by society, “Where was God in all of this?” This is a question we have explored in the past but must be done so again.
When something terrible happens and we don’t see God intervene, we sometimes wonder whether He’s really there at all. In the wake of worldly turmoil, political scandals, a self centered materialistic culture, and terrorist attacks on innocent people I am sure there are many asking, “how is this part of the plan? This doesn’t make sense.”
We’re not alone. Scores of believers have run into these times and non-believers take these events as justification. Even King David experienced a time when God seemed inattentive, his own conflict is evident with varying takes on God’s place in his struggles.
Think about the last time you questioned God’s existence. When the smallest inclining of doubt rushed through like a tsunami against the tower of your faith.
In the coming days we will examine people who faced tragedy, pain, and disappointment. We will look to find God and the tools He equipped us with for these moments.