“Why?” “Why?” “Why?”…
How many times do you catch yourself asking, “Why?” in any given situation? It seems that no matter what is happening to you or around you there is always a “Why?” lingering somewhere in the shadows. And, the truth is that most of the “Why’s” of our life will not be answered until we reach the other side of eternity. Until then, our curious finite minds will just have to wait.
The Bible is filled with many stories of God’s people being placed in a “Why” situation…I’m sure Abraham wondered “Why” God was taking so long to fulfill His promise of an heir. In fact, Abraham’s wife, Sarah, wondered “Why” for so long that she decided to “help” God out by providing her own solution. I’m sure Joseph wondered “Why” he had been “forgotten” in a cold dark prison cell after serving the king of Egypt so faithfully. And, I’m pretty sure that the Apostle John wondered at times “Why” he was exiled and left alone on the Isle of Patmos to write the great book of Revelation before he died. We all have certain times of “Whys” within our lives.
So, what are we to do in such times? The answer to that question can be found in the Bible; “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”(Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV). Our Lord is more interested in developing our Faith than answering all of our “Whys.” The Bible also teaches us, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6 KJV). God actually desires for us to “diligently seek Him” more than we seek answers from Him!
So, today you may be facing a “Why?” in your own life. If so, let me encourage you to apply this Biblical truth in your life: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” In doing so, you may very well be adding your own name to the list of “Heroes of Faith” found written down in the book of Hebrews, chapter eleven!
Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, Author