Whenever we are confronted with an accident, loss, human suffering, catastrophe, or even war, we start to think in a certain way. We may feel threatened, deeply affected, or indignant. And in each case, our thoughts are formed by our concept of what part a higher power—God—plays in these events. Is the omnipotent God angry and punishing humanity for their disobedience? Is His patience at an end and He is using His power to put an abrupt end to their godless practices? Or has He simply lost control of the situation?