A friend and I were discussing trusting the Lord when you don’t know why. In fact, she stated that I shouldn’t try to understand why but rather continue to believe if not increase in believing. Some situations in life provoke a knee-jerk reaction of “why God?” Why this divorce, why this trauma, why this financial setback, why this chronic illness, why this anonymity? Why, Why, Why. But why is not at the heart of faith but is the genesis of doubt.
Human reasoning seeks to understand why everything happens as it does. God didn’t call us to understand Him. He called us into a relationship with Himself. Total and complete trust in the Master catapults us to the next level in Christ. An answer to the question “why” is not what we should seek but rather contentment in knowing He who knows all things is in control.
It sounds easy enough right? Trust God. But what if say, you’ve been equating God with all those irresponsible others who’ve been tasked with the responsibility of carrying their weight only to drop the ball. The thing is you won’t know for yourself that God can be trusted until you let go and trust Him. “Why” often really means “I don’t believe You, so I need an explanation!”
The issue is if God did humor you and give you a detailed explanation for His every whim in your life you still wouldn’t understand and would require further explanation. Proverbs 27:20 declares “just as death and destruction is never satisfied so human desire is never satisfied.” So “why” is insatiable. But faith, on the other hand, is fulfilling. Sure, you may have to wait and trust when everything in your soul says to make a thousand moves but the end result is a closer walk with thee, manifested promises, and one day one glorious day you will realize it didn’t matter why it had to happen. One day your mindset will be shifted to the Kingdom. You’ll relish knowing that if God permitted it to happen then it must work for your good, His glory, and for the upbuilding of the Kingdom of God.
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