That question is one many struggle with in regards to not only natural disasters of national proportions but also in our own lives and personal struggles, losses, and disappointments. “Where is God?” To ask the question is to acknowledge our own powerlessness over much of life and the world. My own experience of powerlessness is that it leaves us at a turning point – we either turn and walk away because there are no easy answers or none that we like, or we turn and walk toward one another and God. God is not in the answers. Rather, God is in the circumstances of life – in the victims crushed under buildings, in those who work to rescue, in the tears and suffering of the survivors, in the compassion and generosity, in the love, in the hope, and in the resurrection. There are no simple answers. There is only relationship.
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