So much is going on in our world today that, sadly, it almost seems normal when tragedy hits. We see so much on the news that it feels terrifying to even leave the house not knowing what will happen next. In recent events, the murder of young men in the hands of police, the Christina Grimm murder, the Orlando and Dallas shootings has caused many to question life. It is all shocking and unsettling at the same time. So many people are losing their lives in moments. So many families losing their loved ones in just a few days. So many lives lost. So many hurt and confused.
In these times of tragedies, we have to remember that as a body of Christ these are the perfect opportunities to show the light in the midst of so much darkness. Only God during these times can strengthen us and pull us back together when we feel torn apart. It also reminds us that life is truly like a vapor.
We also need to remember to not just pray for tragedies in our nation, but everyone across the world who are hurting from their own tragedies. Not every shooting is posted on the news and not everyone’s pain is posted on social media. I know you may feel helpless by “just”praying, but prayer is the best thing we ever do in times like these especially with so many people are dying without knowing the Lord. Yet we shouldn’t wait when disaster hits to begin turning and praying to God. He is always there and patiently waiting for us to come to Him. I still believe that despite all of the heartache and pain in our world today that God is still a comforter and will bring those who are hurting through as it says in 2 Corinthians 1:2-4 NASB.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.