by Sandy Kirby Quandt
A friend died recently. Her sudden, unexpected death was a shock. As her daughter-in-law cried in my arms, she questioned why. Just as I had no answers in 1980 when I questioned why my father died unexpectedly, I had no answers for her.
But what I did have was this Truth; God is in control.
Some may roll their eyes, and say that phrase is cliched, it’s overused, it doesn’t answer why, and I’d agree. Nevertheless, it is Truth.
In an interview singer, Jamie Grace, talks about her diagnosis of Tourette syndrome at 9 years old. Jamie spoke about the cruelty of others towards her. She mentioned thinking maybe God didn’t love her like he loved everyone else.
Ever been there?
Jamie also talked about the comfort she received from her parents and sister. They spoke God’s Truth to Jamie when she didn’t understand why. When Jamie told her mother she felt weird or dumb, her mother told Jamie God loves her, created her, has a plan for her, and a purpose for her life.
Near the end of Jamie’s interview she said everybody’s going to go through something big in their life … but no matter what it is, God is always bigger, in control, and King.
Jamie added no matter how many things come into our life that we can’t control, we can always choose to go to Jesus, knowing he’ll carry us through it.
God is in control. He loves us. He has a plan for our lives. Words we hear often. Words that are Truth. Words we can choose to believe; or not. Which will you choose?
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For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. Psalms 30:5 (NLT)
I wish you well.
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