Praise the LORD; praise God our Savior! For each day he carries me in his arms. (Psalm 68:19)
The young teenager dove into the shallow pool striking her head on the bottom and fracturing her spinal cord. Instantly she went from living a normal lifestyle to being a guadriplegic. The rest of her life would be spent in a wheelchair. Similar tragic accidents, genetic birth defects, Dementia and Alzheimer's leave individuals incapacitated. Some of them are terminal. How are they able to deal with these kind of life threatening maladies?
David faced what seemed like insurmountable obstacles in his pursuit of kingship; yet he was able to praise the Lord because he knew that God carried him in His arms. It takes a strong faith and assurance to be able to carry on when tragedy overtakes us.
If you are facing some tragedy and overcome with grief remember, like David, that you are safely being carried in the arms of God.