What can be done? Why doesn't God stop the madness? What can we do to combat evil? Is there any hope of a brighter tomorrow?
I don't have all the answers.
1. I have faith. Faith that there is a God out there who loves each of us and weeps every time something tragic happens to one of His children. Faith that
our Savior has already won and that someday, when the time is right, He will reign on this earth and every knee shall bow to Him and every tongue will
confess that He is our Savior and Redeemer.
2. I have hope. Hope in that same Savior and His Atoning sacrifice. Hope that there is a brighter tomorrow as we look to the Savior. Hope that someday,
Satan will be bound and we will live in peace with our neighbors, family, and friends.
3. I have peace amid the chaos. I know this is easy for me to say when I am not the one directly affected by tragedy (at the moment.) . But, I have had tragedy in my life. I have seen evil rear its ugly head and take people, whom I love dearly, captive. I have wept with those who have lost family
members to violent crimes and suffered from the consequences of someone else using his/her agency poorly. But I still have peace, because I know,
have faith in, and look to, the Savior of the World.