Life is so tenuous. We look at cancer, strokes, heart issues, long term illnesses and more as potentially life threatening. And so they are. But somehow, we feel forewarned.
Because I blab—er—blog, most people know that my grandson is now in the post-treatment stage of cancer. The family is SO delighted! Yet, on the heels of his life-threatening disease, just as we were taking a collective sigh of relief, my daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now chemo, surgery and radiation loom large in the future again.
We adjust once more and go back into battle mode.
But unforeseen events happen that can take a life in a moment and leave us stunned. How can this be? What do we do now?
A friend called recently with a health situation that could have taken her life unexpectedly unless she acted swiftly. Which she did. All is well, and she will recover. Thank you, God.
I’m so grateful. Her absence would have left a hole in my life.
Trust His Hands
There are times when it’s hard to believe that there is order out of the chaos of living and dying on this earth. We hear news and immediately our minds start whirling and swirling with all the things that could happen. And we feel helpless.
Yet, God is with us through everything. He is closer than we can even imagine. He never leaves us alone. Especially when we feel alone and afraid. There are no other hands so trustworthy as His. Even in disaster, He holds us close. Trust His Hands.
All the days of our lives are numbered before we are even born. Including suicide. God is involved in the lives and deaths of His creatures (us) intimately. Always.
Only God is our Rock and our Refuge. Only God has control over life and death. No matter what. Let’s take comfort in this marvelous Truth!
“My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us” Psalm 62: 5-8.