There are few things that hurt worse than the bitter sting of what we believe is a broken promise—especially from someone we love and trust. What do you do when the God you love breaks your heart?
In June of 1992, members of my church gathered together to pray for our youth leader and four boys who were about to embark on a mission trip to Mexico. These teens, already leaders in their schools, had a remarkable compassion for others and willingness to serve that gave everyone high expectations for the trip… Seventeen days later, all five were dead.
Where is the justice? We’ve been taught our entire church-going lives that God takes care of His own. How do you wrap your mind around a God who would allow such a thing to happen to good boys like these? Could I ever forgive the God who took my only son?
Back to Tonic is the story of my struggle and journey back to God.
The 9th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards recognized Back to Tonic in the category of Grief as a winner in this year’s competition.