"The grass withers, and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever."
Tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, famines, wars.... Where do we turn for hope? Where do we look for meaning and purpose? What do we do with all our why's and how's? There is so much happening that doesn't seem to make sense.
Maybe the first step is to just surrender and say, "I don't know". I don't know why it often seems that bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people. I find that it's not good for me to dwell on what I don't know, though. I have to keep my thoughts and my heart on what I do know. I know that God loves me and promises to work everything out for my good (Romans 8:28). That doesn't mean that everything that happens to me is good but it does mean that my loving Father can bring good out of anything if I surrender it to him.
Someday, though...........someday we'll know. 1 John 3:2-3 says, "Yes, dear friends, we are already God's children, and we can't even imagine what we will be like when Christ returns. But we do know that when he come we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is."
Kind of causes you to re-evaluate your priorities, doesn't it? Is what I am holding onto going to carry me into eternity? In a moments time it could all be gone. Then what?
Are you ready for forever?