35 Disasters and death
There are no accidents with God or He would not be God. Nothing is random. Everything has a purpose.
(LITV) The lot is cast into the lap, but all ordering of it is from Jehovah.
God’s plans are always for our best!
Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
And His attitude is always ‘Love’.
Jer_31:3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
A disaster happens and people say how terrible it is that people lose everything but their life, or even worse, lose their life.
Disasters (along with illness) are God’s way of getting our attention to remove the comfortable life style a person is living in at that time and is often the only way a person can be removed from their comfortable lifestyle that is keeping them from the Christian lifestyle they need to live.
God is merciful in that He removes all that hinders their knowing Him how they should and does not remove their life so that they have a chance to repent. This is why so many disasters will occur before the tribulation proper and is one reason the three great revivals that make up the final harvest will occur.
If Christians do die, they say how tragic it is that they died.
A Christian in their death gains everything they live for so their death should be a time of rejoicing for them. Besides to say it is a tragedy is to say God has made a mistake in the timing of their death.
Also, He will take people at times who later will lose their salvation because they are overcome by the evil around them.
We know there are no accidents with God so their death is not an accident as far as God is concerned.
So, when a disaster and/or death occurs do you look upon it as a tragedy or something God is in control of so it is a part of His perfect Will.
In the years to come before He returns and the tribulation hots up’ when it happens to you:
Ask why it happened
What do you need to do
Make certain Jesus is Lord of the situation
Remember that God desires a personal relationship with you and does all He can for this to develop as it should. If it takes a disaster or illness then He will do it as it is more important to be in a correct relationship with Him in heaven than to have security on earth that will stop you relating to Him correctly and getting to heaven.