During their conversation he revealed that he had been raised in an orphanage. At the age of 18 he was on his own. He went into the service and married. After he was discharged, he and his wife moved up north not far from her family. In the next few years they were blessed with three boys and a girl.
Years ago there was a story that made all papers and was on the evening news. It was about a school bus that was hit by a train. The driver and many of the children died that day. His wife was the bus driver and his children were on the bus. None of them survived. It is true, troubles seem to overwhelm many. But, just look around, there is sure to be someone else who carries a bigger burden.
It takes a big God to take care of troubles. Second Corinthians 4:8-9 helps the weary to get up when knocked to their knees. It's a promise He is present. He is a guide through uncharted valleys (Psalm 46) and pleads with a grieving heart. He says, "I'll never leave you." (Hebrews 13:5) The journey through life has so many twists and turns and is, at best, unpredictable. Satan lies in wait to crush the spirit and destroy the soul.
A big God waits with assurance and is trustworthy (Philippians 4:19). He didn't come and die on a cross to walk away (Romans 8:28). He came with a plan filled with hope for all who accept him (Jeremiah 17:8).