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Tough Questions

Author: Pastor Mitch
May 30, 2019

Earlier this month, a friend of mine, Dave Gage, stepfather of Amazing Facts evangelist David Steward, was on his riding lawn mower, trimming his backyard grass. The 78-year old was in great shape and enjoyed the sunny afternoon as he finished his weekly chore. His wife was inside, preparing for dinner. Out of nowhere, with no warning, the old giant oak tree in the center of the yard, full of new leaves, toppled over, roots and all. Tragically, it fell directly in the path of the man sitting on his lawnmower, killing him instantly. To make matters worse, his wife came outside to discover the grisly sight.

As a believer, this kind of tragedy tests us our faith. Why didn’t the Lord protect Mr. Gage, a long-time follower of Christ? What possible “good thing” could come out of his untimely death?

Jesus told His followers, “In this life we would face tribulations of various kinds.” The Bible also tells us we are being “refined” like gold in the fire. Other scripture says that we are “to count it all joy when we face trials of various kinds.” All of this adds up to one thing: When life happens, whether victory or tragedy, we are called to trust in the Lord.

Jesus said, “Do not let your heart be troubled.” I don’t know what you are going through, but one thing we can depend upon is the Lord Jesus will see us through. He is completely trustworthy, He is faithful, He is in charge, even in a world spinning out of control. When uncertainty, and even tragedy, strikes, may we continually cling to Jesus, knowing He will “never leave us nor forsake us.” Jesus is the only One we can count on in this life!

May our trusting relationship with the Lord grant us the heart of Job who said, “though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.” Job 13:15