Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you His peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.
—2 Thessalonians 3:16
What can we do when bad news arrives?
Last week, we found out that the young son of someone we know has leukemia.
About the same time, some new friends of ours had a baby very prematurely and the baby died.
What could be said at times like these?
I am not a doctor, so I would not have been able to advise either couple on medical issues, even though I really do care.
Nor am I able to heal a broken heart, even though I hope for that healing.
Jesus is the Lord of peace, however, and He can carry any of us through any and every situation—even illness and death.
How does He do that?
I don’t know.
I just know that He knows all things and He is able to do all things.
Even when it seems impossible, He can comfort and heal.