The stories and video clips are heart rending to say the least. Japan went to bed one night as comfortable citizens and woke up the next, with death staring them in the face and on their heels as they fled. So utterly terrifying! And the terror has not let up yet – aftershocks; nuclear leaks; lack of food, water and fuel follows.
The hopelessness and the sadness the people must be feeling now is unimaginable. Research shows that less than 2% of the population is Christian. And that statistic makes the burden even heavier.
Catastrophes, tribulations and challenges of varying degrees occur from time to time. There are many who when faced with such trying times have God as an anchor; a burden bearer, a comforter. They are able to turn to him and find hope and comfort that passes understanding.
But how does a person who doesn’t know God cope through all this? How do you catch some sleep when your heart is intensely heavy beyond compare? How do you cope when you can’t think beyond the now?