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The Why Question
The Why that has no complete answer to it--at least it appears that way at the moment. So many unanswered questions of why something bad has happened in our life. Why did we receive that negative doctor's report? Why did we lose our job? Why did we get in that car accident and now we are without a car for work? Why did we make that poor decision that lead to a disaster in our personal life? Why did our child die? We question God.
Why did You allow this in my life? Why now? Why me? Why our family?
No we did not plan for this--it just barged its way into our daily life--even more like tornadoed its way in and knocked us down. We hate it. We want it to be different. But it stays the same. Why God?
When Ike and I lost our only twenty-two year old son who was crossing the street and hit by a car this question rose violently within our hearts. What on earth was happening to our lives? To my life? This beautiful son torn away from me.
I believe that in time God does reveal some answers to us; however, we are so distraught that we really can't hear a word anyone is trying to say to us. We are caught up in our emotions--emotions of fear, shock, anger....
God revealed some answers to me about why Joseph was taken to heaven. They made good sense to my head but not my heart. All I knew was I wanted him back. Over time I began to see God's complete and ultimate beautiful wisdom in the matter--"Father Knows Best."
I think that as we spend time pressing into the Lord's presence and as we read and meditate upon His word some clearing of thinking begins to happen. Our hearts may still be reeling with emotion but we slowly begin to to make some sense out of what's going on in our life now because of what has happened. If we put our trust in the Lord He is so faithful to give us just enough understanding so that we can experience some peace of heart and mind.
We may not know all the answers to our situation but we can allow what God does show us to help us to grow into being more like Jesus.
Roxanne Eilers, Palm Desert, CA.