“My grace is enough; it’s all you need…”

“My grace is enough; it’s all you need.
My strength comes into its own in your weakness.”- 2 Corinthians 12:9

It took a long time to fall asleep last night. Too many thoughts running through my head.  Where was I around 1pm? Leaving lunch. Where was I at 1:30PM? Back at work. I was so confused when Tammy called me. When did I see him last? When did I hear his voice last?

A million “snap-shot memories” ran through my head all at once. Being in the youth room at Evangel Temple, sitting in the production room at the radio station, that silly mustache, the eye roll, watching him play on a dozen different stages. How much more senseless can a situation be?

A lot more actually.

The same God who allowed Heath to join Him yesterday is the same God who sent His Son to die on the cross so that Heath’s sins, my sins, and your sins would be forgiven and forgotten. The same God who graciously gave us 25 years of Heath Jackson said that He loved us first when we wanted nothing to do with Him. That is a senseless situation.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of all compassion and 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 have received from God.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

While various groups within our greater community grieve this morning and in the coming weeks, my prayer is that

“… the God of HOPE (will) fill you with all JOY and PEACE, as you TRUST in Him, so that you may OVERFLOW with HOPE by the POWER of the Holy Spirit.”- Romans 15:13

Because we know

“…that all things work out for those who love Him and have been called according to His purpose.”- Romans 8:28

And even though we feel helpless, alone, weak, and scared,

“…my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”- Philippians 4:19