Living with the “Why?”

Many are the times when we ask, “Why?”
Why did he die so young?
Why did she have to be at that place at that time?
Why didn’t we go when we said we would?
Why did God do it like that?
Why can’t it be another way?
Why am I here?
Why can’t they understand?
Why would they do something like that?
Why is this happening to me?
Why? Why? Why?

That three letter word can consume you if you let it

Often we can explain it away
He died so young because he chose drugs
She was there because she was helping the homeless
We left when we did because there were others with us calling the shots

More often, we can not

It is in those times that we must remember
God is God and we are not
I don’t have to know the why
I don’t have to make it reasonable in my mind
I don’t have to understand
I don’t have to figure it out

If and when God wants me to understand, I will
It may be while I walk this earth
But probably won’t
Until then I will have to learn to live with the “Why?”

It doesn’t matter
Because I trust Him
His plan is to prosper us and not to harm us
To give us a future and a HOPE

These words from a song keep running through my mind:

Life is hard, the world is cold
You’re barely young and then, you’re old
But every fallen tear is always understood
Life is hard, but
God is Good!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s