In Light of Tragedy …
Pray. Seek God in the midst of it all.
There are lots of things we could say about God and His character … lots of things that would sound platitudinous at best or demeaning at worst. In the midst of doubt and fear and hurt and confusion, the reality that God exists and that we can seek Him is sufficient … trusting that He is near and can comfort. We don’t have to know all the answers and have everything tied up in nice, neat platitudes.
“And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6) Sometimes the comfort (the “reward” of seeking in faith) comes through tears … sometimes through expressions of doubt … sometimes through the confusion of anger — but it always comes by seeking Him as we simply trust that He is there. Be sad, be angry, be confused, be doubtful … and let it drive you to His arms which are big enough and strong to embrace whatever we bring.