My heart is aching at the moment for just a bit ago, I heard from a friend that his wife is nearing the end of a long battle with cancer. I know that there are many prayers that have gone up on her behalf. It is easy to try to look for answers or reasons as to why God allows things to happen or not happen. The truth is, we don't know.
Perhaps instead of trying to explain what we do not know, we need to be focusing on what we do know. God infinitely loves us and that even when our very world is ripped apart, that has not changed. When all is stripped away, God still remains.