Trusting God When Things Fall Apart: Comfort and Peace for when it seems like everything has fallen apart in life.
It is 8:35pm. I have just finished watching a heart wrenching news piece on a woman who lost all of her four children, along with her mom, in a terrible storm in Texas. Grandma was with all four kids inside the house when the horrible storm/flood came upon them. Water rose all the way up to their necks. Grandma was able to get all four children out of the house, she hung on tight to them… but the water swept them all away. None of them survived.
The kids’ mom wasn’t with them when this tragedy occurred. I watched in horror thinking – How does one go on after such a devastating loss? “Loss” doesn’t seem to even come close to describing this. 5 family members – just like that! My heart went out to her and I prayed: Oh God, please give this woman and her entire extended family the strength to go on! Please comfort them and strengthen them! And Dear God, please spare us from this kind of pain!
As I thought about this woman’s situation, I got a text message from a friend I shared a scripture with earlier this morning. She sent the scripture back to me in the text, saying thank you, and that it was good for her.
Here’s the scripture ~
“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.” ~ Isaiah 54:10, NIV
I remember when I read that scripture this morning. I thought it was such a beautiful reminder of God’s unfailing love. A reminder that no matter what is going on around us, God loves us deeply.
Getting the scripture back from my friend this evening brought me right back to this woman’s story. When mountains are shaking and hills are removed from their place, it means everything has gone crazy. Things are upside down, terribly frightening and certainly far from being normal. But this scripture reminds us that even when everything around us is “shaking”, God’s unfailing love for us will not be shaken, and his covenant of peace will remain with us. Amen!
Dear Lord, I am once again praying for this woman and her entire extended family. I cannot begin to imagine what is going through her mind right now, the questions she must have. Please fill her with your unshakable peace. Please let her know how much you love her. Please send her help from all sides. Please comfort her and strengthen her and uphold her.
No matter what we face in life, even when we don’t understand… I pray we will always remember how much God loves us. No matter what might be going on around us, I pray and trust that we will always experience God’s peace.
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you,” ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV
“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ~ Philippians 4:7, NIV – Amen.
See Also: Bible Verses about Adversity, Tough Times; Trusting God in the Midst of the Storm
When it seems like everything has fallen apart in life, May God grant you the strength to keep on trusting God. It is well!
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Bomi Jolly ~ JollyNotes.com
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