My world turn upside down and inside out when my son, David Glasser, was killed in the line of duty.
The sun didn’t shine as brightly after he was killed and the nights were much darker. The emptiness was consuming, the loss overwhelming.
Yes, my world shook to its core.
Paul writes to the Thessalonians that he is sending Timothy to them to ‘strengthen you, to encourage you in you faith and to keep you from being shaken by the troubles you were going through.”
I can relate.
The only thing that didn’t shake when Davey was killed was my faith. God kept me solidly planted beside him as the rest of my life quaked around me. God held me secure as everything flipped and crumbled and blew up.
Paul goes on to say, “But you know that we are destined for such troubles.”
I hear you, God. I’m not done with having troubles as long as I live on this broken planet. There will be more.
There are more.
And I have learned that the only response to ‘troubles’ that works is to trust and obey. God has a purpose and a plan. God is in control and nothing is impossible for him. He loves me and wants the best for me. These are facts that don’t change because of my circumstances. It’s the truth even when I don’t understand it.
Amen. So be it.