"Let them give thanks to the for His unfailing loveIt is hard sometimes to think about God's love for the world in light of all of the tragedies that seem to abound at every turn. Lately it seems like there are only reports of devastation and sadness: shootings, earthquakes, hurricanes, wars, illness. Where is the love in that?
I don't have all the answers-I don't even pretend to have most of them. But this I know: God does love us.
"For God so loved the world He sent His One and Only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16 NIVI think what we forget is that the Lord knows everything, but His intention was never to allow these atrocities to fill the world. He created a world full of good, and our sinful nature ruins that every day. However, He is powerful enough that He always overcomes evil with good, and I think that is the thing to be thankful in all this. That we serve a God mighty enough to make every dark thing light (Psalm 139:11-12) is the thing to take hold of, the thing to cling to.
His mighty deed often is that we are not consumed (Lamentations 3:22), in the midst of all this. His unfailing love ensures that no matter what we pass through, we will emerge victorious.