I heard footsteps running down the stairs and I knew that our youngest daughter, Pamela, would come bursting through the door any second.
“Mama, I’m scared. Can I get in bed with you?”
I held her for awhile, and tried to comfort her. Then I tried to talk her into going back to bed.
“I don’t want to,” she said, “I’ll be all alone upstairs while everyone else is down here asleep.”
“Well I know someone who never sleeps,” I told her.
“Who’s that?” she asked.
“God, He never sleeps.”
“Well yeah, I know that,” she said, “He’s the one making the thunder and lightening.”
Sometimes we forget who is behind our trials. God doesn’t send all things, but He sometimes allows them. And He does promise that He will never leave us to fend for ourselves. We will never have to go through anything alone. Although it may not seem like it at the time, He will work all things together for our good.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.