I don't understand how someone gets through an experience like this who isn't assured by Scripture that a caring, all-powerful God is ruling over all things. I don't understand how someone can just be optimistic without the bedrock promises from Scripture of God's favor. I have my questions and my struggles with why this happened. I wonder often what will happen tomorrow with Ian. What does someone in similar circumstances do who has no confidence of God's favor in their lives? If I looked only at our circumstances, I would be convinced we had lost favor with God and that nothing good would come of all this. But, I have to hide in the caves of Scripture's promises when each new wave in the storm of questions and grief batter me. How would anyone survive otherwise?