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answers to questions that kids ask during times of crisis

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  1. 1. Crisis Questions
  2. 2. Where is God? <ul><li>“ If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.” - Psalms 139:8-10 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why did God allow this to happen? <ul><li>“ For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” - Isaiah 55:8-9 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Is God evil for allowing this to happen? <ul><li>“… the Lord is upright: He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.” -- Psalms 92:15 </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do I do with my pain, hurt, and tears? <ul><li>“ Casting all your care upon Him; for he cares for you.” -- 1 Peter 5:7 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” – Psalms 23:4 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Do these things happen to people that love God? <ul><li>“ Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivers him from them all.” – Psalms 34:19 </li></ul>
  7. 7. How can God allow this when it seems so tragic? <ul><li>“ As for God, His way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: He is a shield to all those that trust in Him.” – Psalms 18:30 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Will God help me? <ul><li>“ God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Was or Is God really in control? <ul><li>“ He rules by his power forever; His eyes behold the nations; let not the rebellious exalt themselves.” -- Psalms 46:7 </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Lord has prepared His throne in the heavens; and His kingdom rules over all.” -- Psalms 103:19 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Can something good come from this? <ul><li>“ And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” -- Romans 8:28 </li></ul>