Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows. Isaiah 53:4
Is God absent when we go through trials in our lives? Hurrican Katrina, Hurricane Ike, the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, each of these is a tragedy in and of itself, but is God really there? YES HE IS! He's in the individuals who come to support you. He's in the countless number of prayers that are sent up on your behalf. He's with those who show compassion and assist financially. God never leaves you alone. (Hebrews 13:5)
We may not have the right answers to the how's and the why's of certain tragedies that befall us, but as believers we should always rest assured God is present with us. Even when we become perplexed as to why He has allowed our lives to take a tragic turn, we can trust God to be near us working out everything for our good.