“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my savior”. Habakkuk 3:17-18
If you lost everything and there seemed to be no hope could you honestly say this verse above and mean it? God does care but often times things don't go the way we think they should and we tend to think God has abandoned us.
Sometimes we have tests and trials to make our walk with the Lord stronger. Atheists would tend to mock this thinking God was going to make everything right and perfect. The Bible never says that. Why is it when someone dies the first to get the blame is God? Why not blame Satan? Satan comes to "kill, steal, and destroy" it says in John 10:10. All people are going to die someday we just don't know when. It is sad when a young person, an infant, or even your 99 year old mom dies but we can not live forever down here on this earth.
A Christian has faith and trust that God is behind the scenes and is working out all Things for the good. No matter if it is in the loss of life, property,health, or whatever God can and will see you through each calamity that comes your way, you only need to call out to Him.
PRAYER: I know you do not cause bad things to happen. Show me how to answer people when they are confused about this. Help me be able to share God's love with someone who is hurting or grieving or just be a listening ear. In Jesus' name. Amen.