How To Deal With The Colorado Tragedy

How could God allow this to happen?  It’s a question that comes to mind immediately after a tragedy like the recent shooting in Colorado.

It’s hard to watch on television and imagine what the people in that movie theatre went through on Friday.

Suddenly life changes for all of us. We question life, we begin to wonder if we’re safe anywhere and we worry about the lives of our own family.

Unfortunately, tragedy is apart of this world but how we cope with it can make all the difference. (Please understand that I don’t pretend to know what the families of the victims of this tragedy are feeling right now but this is just how I’m dealing with the tragedy.)

1. Look Up!

Psalm 47:8 says, “God reigns above the nations, sitting on his holy throne.”  When tragedy strikes, we need to remember that God is still on His throne and we need to turn to him. Why? Because God is our only solid foundation, our only true security. “On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, All other ground is sinking sand.”

2 Recognize That Life is Fragile.  

In the midst of a tragedy, we’re reminded how fragile life is. Scripture says, “How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.” James 4:14  Although it’s not something we like to think about, it’s true. Life is short and none of us know when our life will end. Each day is a gift and we need to treat it that way. Live each day to the fullest!

3. God is Still Good!

Psalm 136:1 says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.”  God loves us and that does not change. We need to run to him during a tragedy and seek His encouragement and His comfort. He’s waiting and ready!

What can those of us not directly affected by the tragedy do? Spend time on our knees on behalf  of the victims and their families and pray for peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7).

Praying for healing and comfort for the families of the Colorado tragedy today!

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3 Comments

  • At 2012.07.23 21:30, Jerri C. TN said:

    Beautiful. This is a great post & a very much needed reminder that God is good & will always be there no matter how big the hurt. Thanks.

    • At 2012.07.24 03:22, Barbie said:

      It’s a senseless tragedy and it breaks my heart. But I continue to look up! I know that God is good!

      • At 2012.07.24 11:06, Joy said:

        Beautiful post Cyndi :) … thx for the encouragement. Thankful that our God is still on the throne!

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