Hope in the suffering- Oklahoma

My heart breaks with the devastating news in Oklahoma…the loss of life, the children, the injured…lives are forever changed.  Prayers are ascending and still, hope remains!  Two scriptures come to mind:

“Praise to the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

And,

“Afflicted city, lashed by storms…I will rebuild you with stones of turquoise your foundations with lapis lazuli.” Isaiah 54:11.

There is always hope in the suffering.  Thanks be to God!