As bad as it gets

Your words have supported those who were falling… But now when trouble strikes, you lose heart. You are terrified when it touches you. Job 4:4b-5

All over the world today people are facing devastating loss in the wake of disasters, many with inspiring, authentic trust in God. Offering compassion, comfort and help is easy, but I wonder how well I would deal if I were on the receiving end. If everything we know about God is just as true on the worst day of our lives as it is on the best, then I don’t want to wimp out when trouble comes to me.

Lord, calm fear and build faith so that You are glorified even when we are devastated.