God, where are you?

It's all too heavy...awful actually. Yesterday a sweet family lost their son, the same stupid virus that claimed the life of another local girl just last week! Where is God in the midst of death and tragedy? How can losing a child be a part of His plan?

I am one of many that people come to for comforting words, but I am not sure how I would respond if I were standing face to face with one of these families right now. God, where are you? Draw near to me.

My knee jerk reaction is to find a truth from God's word that speaks to such tragedy and file it neatly away. But for now, I pray and I mourn.

God, please surround us with an all encompassing love and comfort as we walk through this valley.