It is God our Father who gives and who takes away

“Seek Yahweh and His strength; seek His Face continually. Remember the marvelous works He has done, His miracles and the judgments He spoke. O you seed of Abraham, His servant, you children of Jacob, His chosen ones. He is Yahweh, our God: His judgments prevail in all the earth. He remembers His covenant forever, the promise which He commanded for a thousand generations; the covenant which He made with Abraham, the oath He swore to Isaac. He established it for Jacob as a law, to Israel as an everlasting covenant. He said: ‘I am giving you a land, Canaan, your appointed heritage.'”

“When they were but few in number, a handful of strangers in the land, when they wandered from country to country and from one kingdom and nation to another, He allowed no one to oppress them; He admonished kings on their account: ‘Do not touch My anointed ones; do no harm to My prophets.’ But He called down a famine on the land, He broke the staff of bread that supported them. He sent a man before them: Joseph was sold as a slave; His feet were put in chains, his neck was bound with iron, until the time that his word came to pass; the word of Yahweh tested him. Then the king sent and released him, the ruler of the peoples set him free, making him master of his house and ruler of all he possessed, to bind his princes at his pleasure and to teach his elders wisdom.”

“Israel also came into Egypt and Jacob lived in the country of Ham. And He increased His people greatly, He made them too mighty for their foes. He turned their hearts to hate His people, to deal deceitfully with His servants. Then He sent Moses his servant and Aaron whom He had chosen. Through them He showed His marvels and His wonders in the country of Ham. He sent darkness, and dark was made but Egypt resisted His words. He turned the waters into blood and caused their fish to die. Their land was alive with frogs, even in the halls of their kings. He spoke and there came swarms of flies and gnats in all their borders. He gave them hailstones for rain and flaming fires in their land. He struck their vines and fig-trees; He shattered the trees through their borders. He spoke and the locusts came, young locusts, too many to be counted. They ate up every herb in their land and the fruit of their ground.”

“He struck all the first-born in their land, the finest flower of their sons. He led out Israel with silver and gold. In His tribes were none who fell behind. Egypt rejoiced when they left, for fear of them had fallen upon them. He spread a cloud as a screen and fire to give light in the night. When they asked for food He sent quails; He filled them with bread from Heaven. He pierced the rock to give them water, it gushed forth in the desert like a river. For He remembered His holy word, which He gave to Abraham His servant. So He brought out His people with joy, His chosen ones with singing. And He gave them the lands of the nations; they took the labor of the peoples in possession, that they might keep His statues and observe His laws” (Ps 105:4-45).