Bad, painful or tragic things happen, and it’s horrible beyond words. That’s the worst time of all for well-intentioned people to say, “It’s okay because it’s all part of God’s plan.” It’s not. But what is part of God’s plan is the resurrection reality of Jesus that is unleashed right in the midst of lives, relationships and the world to bring healing, transformation and new life. This means you have a choice. You can see only the reality of the pain and try to explain it away. Or you can see through the pain to what God is doing right now.