I Will Trust…
Terry Dashner……Faith Fellowship Church PO Box 1586 Broken Arrow, OK 74013
Robert Hastings writes, “In May of 1970, a disastrous earthquake shook Peru, killing as many as 50,000 people, many of whom were buried under a mass of mud and rocks falling from Andes Mountains. The number of dead was so great that many were buried in trenches, wrapped in blankets, and many children in old newspapers. Lamberto Guzman, a journalist in city of Yungay, said men and women were holding hands in groups, shouting to God to have compassion. Then he added, “God didn’t hear us. The earth kept trembling.’
“Novelist James L. Johnson tells how he and his eight-year-old boy were watching a TV documentary about people living in tin shacks in Saigon, dying of meningitis because available penicillin had been siphoned into black market. Turning to his father with tears in his eyes, eight-year-old asked, ‘Daddy, can’t God do anything?’”
What say you? Is God powerless against evil, devastation, and famine? If He is, then Bible has gotten it wrong. The Bible declares that God is Sovereign. God is Almighty. God is Lord over all. The Bible also states emphatically that there are times when God seems remote and aloof from His people. If this is true, and I believe it is, then why does God back away from us?