A lot of us want to protect our kids from the tragedies of life. It’s hard watching our kids process bad news for the first time. Hurricane Harvey created a lot of worry: “Can flooding happen here? Are we going to have a hurricane?” You’re going have to adapt your response depending on where you live, perhaps, but the reality is we need to be honest and remind our kids that only God knows the number of our days. Disasters and tragedies can happen anywhere. The question is: are we helping our kids process it when it does, or insulating them from thinking about it? Bad things do happen to good people. But God can use the bad to make something good.

Suggested Reading: Romans 8:28,, Psalm 106:1