When tragedy strikes, a question on the heels of this event involves some form of “Where is God?”
As the horrors on the nightly news bombard us, it is simple to surmise God must have wound up the universe and let it go.
Otherwise, we head down a path of unanswerable questions.
Phillip Yancey has made a career of exploring these difficult questions. His pursuit stems from his childhood and early writing career. When investigating tragedy, Christians “often made it worse by offering contradictory and confusing counsel.”
“God is punishing you.“
“God has afflicted you out of love, not punishment.”
We, like Yancey, often have no idea how to respond to these statements.