6 Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly;
though lofty, he sees them from afar.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life.
You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes;
with your right hand you save me.
8 The Lord will vindicate me;
your love, Lord, endures forever—
do not abandon the works of your hands. Psalm 138:6-8
How many times have you stepped back to look at a situation and realized you could have been seriously hurt? It’s happened to me on numerous occasions, and of course I vowed I would never do that again, whatever “that” happened to be at the time. I sometimes shake my head at the trouble God has delivered me from.
If we’re honest, though, we’ll acknowledge that the opposite is also true: really bad things happen to Believers. While the testimonies of people being delivered from a burning building, others weren’t as fortunate.
A great example, of course, is what happened on 9-11. Thousands escaped those burning Twin Towers and we hear of their testimonies, but what of those who didn’t? Why didn’t God deliver them? You have to know that their family members and friends have asked that question a thousand times.
These are tough questions that I really have no answers to. I wish I did.
If you review the Hall of Faith of Hebrews 11, half escaped unharmed, and the other half died horrendous deaths. Why? Why? They all had faith but they had very different endings to their lives.
Keep asking the tough questions.
Keep seeking answers.
Don’t settle for a simplistic answer from someone who hasn’t experienced what you’re experiencing, i.e., “your baby’s in a better place now”.
Call out to Him.
Seek Godly counsel when and where you can.
Grab the hem of that garment.