Already I have a deep love for Cadence, and I’m not sure I would be able to handle it if something were to happen to her. I can’t imagine the pain a parent must feel when they lose a child, and I can’t help but think I would have to ask God why. I remember Bro. Driskell sharing with us about losing his little girl when she was about six. He said he cried out to God, and said, Why? She was the sweetest, most obedient of their children, why did this precious child have to die? Why would an innocent soul need to suffer?
He feels like God answered him this way: We have no way of knowing what she would have faced in the future, the choices she would have made, the hardships life might have given her – after she reached the age of accountability. This way, she was spared of those hardships, and Bro. Driskell said it helped to know he would never have to see her suffer through pain or sin later in life. He could enjoy the memory of his sweet precious girl and rest in knowing he would see her in heaven.
His answer didn’t take away the pain, it didn’t alleviate all the questions and agonies, but it is reassuring to remember God knows more than we do, and His way is always for the best. He has our best interests in mind, He loves us more than we could ever fathom, and He has the strength and authority to act in our behalf. So when trials, hard things, devastating things, happen in our lives, we can still trust in God’s wisdom and love for us and know He is working all things for our good.