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Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Unexpected.


I don't deal well with change or unplanned events.  There is something about the unknown that makes me feel extremely vulnerable.  I struggle with fear and wanting to be in control of everything.

Events like the tornadoes in Oklahoma tear at my heart.  I empathize so strongly with other people that I feel the pain, sadness, fear, and turmoil they are going through as if it is my own.  My heart weighs heavy with the burdens of the world and sometimes I truly struggle with coping with it all.

The fact is, we aren't in control of most things in our lives.  And even the things we are in control of can be affected by outside elements that are uncontrollable.  The unexpected should always be expected because it is always inevitable.  That is hard for me.

For many reasons, I have difficulty understanding what has happened in Oklahoma.  The pictures are devastating and the images of parents searching for children, teachers protecting students, and families huddling for safety are too much to bear.  I put myself in the shoes of parents being held back from the fallen school while their children are slowly, one by one, pulled out of the wreckage.  The horror, fear, and then overwhelming sense of urgency they must have felt...

I'm praying for Oklahoma.  I'm praying for America.  I know bad things happen and I understand that to some degree, there is purpose in them, but it seems like our country has been taking a lot of hits lately.  It is a long road to rebuilding and recover, and I hope that we band together during this time.

God bless the USA.

3 comments:

  1. Couldn't have said it better myself! Praying too!

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  2. It does seem as though our country has taken quite a few hits lately and that doesn't even touch on the controversy our government is involved with right now. I hate to say it, but I sometimes try and stay away from watching the news because I hate hearing about bad things happening to good people. Praying for those in OK that they are able to recover from this horrible disaster.

    "God Bless the USA!" :)

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  3. I feel the same way - it seems like every month or so lately there's been a tragedy. So sad.

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