The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.Psalm 9:9Everyone is always one phone call away from bad news. Car wrecks, deaths, loss of job. Curve balls of life as I will call them for this writing. You are going along just fine expecting a home run so to speak then zap, here comes that curve ball. Not caused by God although many people sure like to blame Him. I often wonder why folks don't get mad at Satan instead, but during this time many run away from God when they should in fact embrace Him all the more.
Stuff in life happens and is going to happen. Everyone of us is going to breathe our last breath someday we just do not know when. Babies die in the womb or shortly after birth. Tragedy strikes a young child. A young newlywed is in an accident. A fairly young person is diagnosed with cancer. You can't go through life bemoaning what is to come but instead should be enjoying your life as it is now.If bad stuff happens know that God knows your pain. He could heal sometimes He does such as in the recent true story depicted in the recently released motion picture 'Miracle From Heaven'. God is real. God is able. God can see you through good times and bad times as well. Don't run away from Him.PRAYER: Lord you are good all the time. In the good times and the bad you are on the throne. Help me Lord to embrace all the wonderful times of life and give me strength to endure the trying times. In Jesus' name. Amen.