In less than a week it’s become one of the most viewed videos on You Tube about trusting God in death. Last week popular Dallas Texas Pastor and teacher Dr Tony Evans sat down with his family to discuss how to trust God through our darkest days, after the sudden death of his niece Wynter Danielle Pitts.
38 year old Pitts, wife and mother of four young daughters including actress Alena Pitts died suddenly last Tuesday night.
Alena, who played the role of Danielle Jordan in the hit faith-based film “War Room” alongside her aunt, Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer, posted the shocking news on Instagram.
“On July 24, 2018 Jesus took my precious mommy ( @forgirlslikeyou ) off this earth,” she said. “It happened within a couple hours and was so sudden. My heart hurts like never before. Comfort seems far. Anxiety is extremely present. It still feels like a dream that I will wake up from soon. I will remember those thirty minutes for the rest of my life. And I will remember the pain I felt as I found out. But the nurse repeated this phrase to me as I walked down that hospital hallway. And for some reason I couldn’t forget them. As they told me my mom had passed, these words continued and still continue to pound in my head. “I’m gonna tell you something I need you never to forget ok? You serve a big God. A big God. Don’t you ever forget that.”
Alena’s post continued, “I serve a big God. Obstacles will be thrown at me but my God is still there. He knows what He’s doing and He’s got a plan. I say this not by sheer will but through faith. In the moment, his plan may seem outrageous and I may not understand. I continue to ask myself why me? Why did He choose my family? But I’m reminded He’s in control. So even as I weep and grieve, I can smile with joy because I’ll see her again. Even now she’s been throwing little winks at me. Please be praying for my family as my three younger sisters and I have lost our mommy and my dad has lost his best friend.”
Dr Tony Evans said his family wanted others to know that it’s not only possible to trust God in the darkest days, but it’s imperative that we do. Evans and his son, popular Christian singer/ songwriter Anthony Evans publicly thanked those who are praying for their family and encouraged others to never lose sight of the greatness of God, even in the midst of unspeakable pain.
“Sometimes you have to trust God in the dark,” Dr Tony Evans.