This is a good passage to read and remember when bad things happen. When troubles descend and we have exhausted our blame, we turn to the one who we believe is responsible for it all: God.
We lash out against his decisions, turn our backs to him, and tell ourselves that we are better off without him. We use examples of the horrors of the world to support our claims that God is a monster.
What we fail to realize in those dark moments is that God does so much good and continues to do good despite our troubles. He created the sun and the moon and and lives in the kindness of friends and strangers. His power and goodness supersedes any of the world’s evils.
And he will wait all of our lives for us to realize it.