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Hope Despite The Tumult of Violence and Disaster

The world has awoken once again to devastating news. Reports about the shooting in Las Vegas October 1 are horrific: more than 50 people murdered and hundreds injured by a gunman bent on extreme violence.

And we cry out to God.

“I am suffering and in pain. Rescue me, O God, by your saving power.” Psalm 69:29

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria have ravaged the US, killing more than 100 people, causing billions of dollars in long term damage and leaving millions destitute.

And we cry out to God.

You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word. Psalm 119:114-115

Violence and disaster in the Americas, in the Middle East, in Africa, in Europe, in Asia, in Oceana: we mourn with those who mourn.

The Bible, while a treasure of hope for times of despair, does not shy away from the cries of the sorrowful. Read the book of Lamentations and the Psalms of Lament:

Read about the topics of evil, suffering, and hope in the Dictionary of Bible Themes on Bible Gateway.

“My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.” Psalm 119:50

And read Bible Gateway Blog posts that provide perspective about God and suffering:

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