I haven’t been through an earthquake in years, but I have hit rock bottom repeatedly. I’ve felt pain so deep I couldn’t speak, loss so grave I didn’t think I could go on, fear so huge there was no light in sight. Through these end-of-the-rope experiences, I’ve found Christ, who has been my hope.
Pain and the unexpected are two of God’s greatest avenues to get our attention. How we respond to pain and unexpected circumstances reveals our truest soul condition. Like Job, transformation comes when we don’t try to control the end result but instead run to Christ for comfort, wisdom, and peace.