What can I do?

Tragic events such as happened recently in Boston and Texas make us look for explanations. We want to make sense of it all in light of our personal beliefs.

I read a phrase in a book of quotations, once, that has stayed with me:

If it is to be, it is up to me.

As a Christian, I believe it is really all up to God, yet I know that he uses individuals to bring about his will and that when we are not attuned to his leading we deny ourselves blessings.

God’s will most definitely will be done regardless of any human intervention, but he wants us to share in his perfect plan and experience every joy he has for us.

In that light, I see this quotation as a reminder to be available, willing and sensitive to God’s leading in every circumstance.

AfteMP900390083r the bombing in Boston and the destruction in West, Texas, I felt helpless in the face of so much loss. What could I do to help? How can I make a difference?

If it is to be, it is up to me.

So, I can pray for comfort and strength for the survivors. I can donate to funds to help out the victims and families. And I can take every opportunity to influence the people in my own life with kindness and justice.

I truly believe that God is in control in this world and I do not need to insist on understanding how everything works together for good in order to be used by him to fulfill his plans.

 I cannot defeat evil and bring peace and justice to the whole world, but I can do whatever I am able to do. I can do the next right thing.

About Jonna Hawker Turek

I write Christian fiction under my maiden name, J.B. Hawker.
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