When a horrible tragedy happens, we and many others often might think, Where was God? How did he allow this to happen?
Even though the Bible does not speak directly about every certain situation, I am reminded that there are certain truth’s in the Bible and I just need to make sense of them. First of all, God is love. Next, God is a just perfect God and loves holiness and justice and therefore can not look the other way when we sin. If we realize that we are sinners in God’s eyes and deserve the full wrath of a just God, but for some unknown, loving, and not deserving mercy are not the ones affected by such tragedy, we realize how amazing our loving God is. And instead of blaming God, we should ask ourselves, Why wasn’t it me? And we must thank Him that He is a merciful God, and pray for anyone affected that God would bring healing mercy to those people as well.
Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:4, 5)