I live in a rural area. It is farming country. It is small town. People know their neighbors. It is the kind of place where parents let their kids ride their bikes to their friends’ houses. It has always felt safe. Always.
Recently, that sense of safety was shaken when a college age young lady was abducted while riding her bike in the country. Tragically, this story did not have a happy ending. Her tragic death has shaken the community but also brought everyone together.
So, what do you do when your world is shaken and things don’t make sense ?
Cling to God. Lean on others. Surrender the fear to God in prayer.
Yes, I find myself a little more cautious when running alone, looking over my shoulder more frequently.
Evil exists in the world. People can choose to make choices, really bad choices that harm others. Yes, we were all reminded of that in these events, but there is One greater than all the evil in this world.
When it feels like God has given us more than we can handle, sometimes the only thing we can do is cling to Him. Cling to Him. Tightly. He is good. He is constant.
My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me. Psalm 63:8