Friday, June 5, 2009

Why?

“The secret things belong to the Lord.” Deuteronomy 29:29

Sometimes there are no answers to the really tough questions. Cancer....divorce...financial ruin...jail...suicide...WHY? Those losses can leave us deeply wounded and wondering where God is. No matter where we look, how many questions we ask, how hard we look at the circumstances, who we choose to blame...there are no answers. What could we have done differently to prevent this? We look to God, but it seems as though the heavens are silent....
Here are some Scriptures to remember during those times...and believe me, they will come...: “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us” (Deuteronomy 29:29). When it comes to understanding the whys and wherefores, certains things belong only to God. He can choose to reveal them to us, but oftentimes does not. That's the point at which we must "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding..." (Proverbs 3:5). "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God" (Romans 8:28). He might explain things to us, or He may choose not to. But always, He is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. He sees the whole picture. He has a plan and He's working it out. Our responsibilty is to trust Him.

Father, thank You for this day and for the fact that You see the whole picture. Your plans will be revealed to us as you see fit. We've had so much to deal with over the past few years, Lord, and it seems that it's not over yet. I don't know why you've chosen to have us travel this road, but I trust that Your plan is to prosper us and not to harm us. I love You. Amen and amen.

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