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In The Midst Of Tragedy
In the aftermath
of last week's tragedy, emotions such as fear, anger, and grief have
developed in the hearts of people worldwide as they have begun to process
the events and deal with the emotional turmoil that has ensued. Yet,
is a natural response to traumatic events, it is a dangerously paralyzing
reaction that allows Satan to gain a foothold in our lives. Fear immobilizes
us by preventing us from reaching out to others, and living lives
says, "Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts
in the Lord will be kept safe." Psalm 37:1,7,9,18-19 states, "Do
not fret because of
At times like
these we are often filled with anger, disbelief, and a desire for revenge.
Having feelings of anger is not a sin. Even Jesus demonstrated righteous
anger in His days on earth; but the Bible also places parameters on
have been given authority by God to uphold His moral law and to
In the wake
of such horrendous acts of violence, it is often difficult to know what
to pray or even how to pray. Over the next few days and weeks whenever
you are perplexed, remember the prayer that Jesus uttered as he approached
In the midst
of suffering, people are often more apt to talk about the Lord because
they are eager to get answers. Thus, more doors will be opening
Make this your
prayer today, "Father, in this tragedy, glorify your name."
All Bible verse quotations on this page are from the New International version.