These past few weeks have been extremely difficult for my friend. They are faced with a situation that threatens their faith. A loved one has gone missing and possibly met with foul play. They are struggling to find understanding in this midst of the storm. Friends and neighbors alike have reached out to them as a means to offer comfort. Right now, comfort and peace eludes them.
As we sit here waiting, we pray for resolution and understanding but it does not come. Everyone knows that pain and suffering comes to all. Life and death is an everyday occurrence. We go before the alter kneeling in prayer, asking that the God of comfort would visit us. We come asking that God would provide the answer to the question; why must any one suffer this way?
As we come together as a family, joining hands and our faith, we realize that everything that happens in life has its own purpose. We don’t always know or even understand what that purpose may be. However, we must accept that God knows.
As we say our prayer, one should be reminded that if we ask God for the wisdom to change those things that we can and accept those things that we cannot change, God can and will make it better by and by. So for now, it will be advisable for our Joyce to continue to take one day at a time, enjoying those special moments and memories that can only come from sharing the love we have for one another.
And most of all, trusting that God will make all things right if we surrender to His will.