A Shelter in Time of Storm

10 01 2014
In my preparation for the 70th anniversary of D-Day this June 6th, I have been watching video clips and movies about the era. I just reviewed an HBO movie called, When Trumpets Fade. Definitely not rated for everyone, it has extremely graphic war images. It will get you to appreciate our WW2 vets who sacrificed so much for a people who so soon forget.
The obvious question that is asked by many is, “Where is God in all of this? If God is so good, then why do we see the innocent suffer? Why does evil often win? Why does war exist as a viable solution for anything?  If God so loves the world, then who’s side is He on?” No one has the right to claim that they have answers for the questions proposed, just an opinion of what they think of divine purpose. Really, only God knows.
One thing is certain, whenever the war drum beats its deadly cadence or the members of the human race display a callous injustice to others, God cares. He will give grace in the most evil of times and a sense of His presence in the darkest hell here on Earth. Maybe instead of demanding answers that only God knows, we need trusting assurance that He loves us. He cares about suffering on both sides of the front line. He is a shelter in the time of storm.
In the most terrible of all times, we can always find comfort in His presence. This truth of God’s blessings was known by General George Patton, in the heat of the Battle of the Bulge almost 70 years ago.  May God bless America. May He give a sense of His presence to others around the globe who suffer with no end in sight and no answers that satisfy.
 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and
my God.
Psalm 43:5
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