I don’t understand random acts of violence.
I don’t understand people shooting other people because they disagree.
I don’t understand children bullying other children.
I don’t understand cancer.
These things make me angry. And sad.
I know you are Trustworthy.
And I know I should and can trust you.
Today it is harder to do that.
God, please forgive me for my lack of trust.
Please forgive me for my unbelief.
For those in our country today who lost loved ones in the senseless shooting in Arizona,
For those parents and families in ICU units around the country,
For those children who are hurting as they try and find their way in life,
Please wrap your arms around them and let them feel Your presence, love, hope, and peace.
Today I am going to hold on to the promise you made to Joshua and all of us who have come after him…
“I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Joshua 1:5)
And Jesus, I am holding your words to your disciples close to my heart…
“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:10)