Wednesday, February 19, 2014

When We Don't Understand

When I can't understand God's plan

          Today is just marked by a cloud of sadness.  As many good memories I have of Springfield, Missouri, we are all too often reminded that evil has no limits or boundaries.  Yesterday a 10yr old girl, Hailey Owens, was abducted out of her neighbor's yard and killed by a predator that they have now arrested.  I can't even fathom the pain of the family and how evil can strike out of nowhere into one's own private and personal space.  We can understand the hardship of disease and death of a loved one but when pure evil robs us of a loved one, we are at a total loss.
        'Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.'  Romans 12;19
        We all want justice for those who are innocently wronged in this world.  We would like to hurry up the meeting of the judgement day so the perpetrator could meet their Maker.  As much hurt and anger as one may have, we must leave it to God's timing and punishment.  Yes a lifetime sentence without parole is deserved but God's wrath will be much more fitting.  I hope those who hurt innocent children go to the deepest, darkest places of hell.
        Please remember the Owens family in your prayers because they truly need comfort from the great Comforter and Healer right now.


  1. Angie, the fact of God's sovereignty and our lack of understanding has been a hot topic in the family lately. So many things cause our inability to recognize the "why" of life's complications. Yet we must know that God is God, and sin is sin, and He will judge on the great day. Praying for the family of the little girl.

  2. This is indeed a fallen world. One of life's greatest questions is why little children have to suffer. As Gloria said, God is sovereign and the ultimate Judge. There is no understanding at this point....our faith must carry us through. Prayers for this family in their great loss. Love you, T.