Can God Repeat History With a Twist?

Can God Repeat History With a Twist?

I’ve kept up with the weather reports of monsterous hurricane Irma. A fellow Christian said the eye of Irma even looks evil. As I write this, my real-time weather map shows winds up to 130 mph at the coast of Florida.
All appears evil.
Some may perish.
Homes will be destroyed.
But, as I learned after my son died by suicide, there is another side to this catastrophic event.
People will gather together and help each other and those in need.
Others will have their faith renewed.
God will show His almighty power to unbelievers.
At moments like this we can consider this God’s teachable.
Right when my twenty-five year-old son shot himself, I certainly wasn’t thinking teachable. No. I was in survival shock just as folks are on shores and inland within the path of hurricane Irma.
After my son pulled the trigger, I became horrified to witness his fall onto his bed. The life had gone from his eyes.
As the hours, days, and weeks past, I observed God’s mighty hand at work through others, and this increased my faith.
The storm surges were just one of the affects from Irma, pushing back the sea from some of the shores.
Does this seem familiar? As in when God parted the Red Sea and allowed the Hebrews to walk on dry ground to safety? My question is, can God repeat history? Would He show His mighty power with the weather to remind us He is truly in control?
If God can create a hurricane the size of Irma and roll back the sea from its shores, He is also capable to comfort and give mercies to those of us who’ve lost a loved to suicide.
Father, You are the most powerful Being in Your creation. You’re bigger than hurricanes and full of love and comfort when we lose those whom we love. In Jesus’ name, I’m grateful. Amen.

Jean Ann Williams About Jean Ann Williams

Jean Ann Williams lives in Southern Oregon with her husband Jim. Although one of their children has passed on to the Great Beyond, their two remaining children have blessed them with thirteen grandchildren, their Baker’s Dozen. Jean Ann keeps up two blogs: the first is about the writing life Jean Ann Williams: Author, and Love Truth where she writes of how God continues to encourage and bless her after her son’s suicide in 2004.


  1. I’m so sorry for your lose, Jean Ann. May the Lord bring you peace and comfort as well as others touched by tragedy.

  2. Thank you, Cynthia, I appreciate you reading and commenting. BTW, I just bought your newest book. Great writing and can’t wait to read the story!

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