When tragedy does a home invasion;
When calamity’s thugs beat down your door!
When the threat out there bursts into your safe haven;
When first fear and then anger rise.
There’s no time to think but only react and defend.
This moment is the force which reveals exactly, who you are.
After this trauma event passes and if you survive,
You’ll know with certainty every strength and weakness you possess.
And understand perfectly, what you can and cannot control.
There is no more harshly lit mirror than that of a very strong test.
Not only of your will to survive but of who you are as a person,
And your ability to overcome.
Are you alive for a reason? Or is it only lucky happenstance?
A second half of chaotic calamity…
Only faith can make sense of it and return reason to your life.
Jesus is reason when nothing humanly reasonable makes any sense.
He is validation when you find yourself hated for no reason.
The world hates Him too.
He knows what you suffer, He possesses no cruelty, and He really does care.
He carried you through it and you survived.
He will mend the damage, heal every wound, and replace everything lost.
Jesus is the power by which you survived to overcome.
In this sober moment everything is made crystal clear.