Life can suck sometimes. Can’t it?
Have you ever noticed that life doesn’t always go the way we think it should.
Or even the way the Bible seems to suggest that God thinks it should?
We see in the scriptures God clearly promises to bless His children with long life, abundant life and health. He tells us we will never have to worry about housing, cloths or food.
And yet we can stick on the news and see natural disasters, millions of people hurting in different ways – homeless, starving, injured or sick.
Or maybe we are experiencing something closer to home.
We all know someone who is sick, disabled or has even died before their time. Perhaps we ourselves are really struggling to survive financially right now.
I myself suffer every day from chronic pain from the tips of my fingers to the tops of my shoulders. I’m literally wincing as I edit this blog post.
So how do we deal with this unfortunately truth, that things don’t seem to go perfectly all the time?
I think one of the biggest things is we have to stop asking “why?”
There is far too much going on for us to get a pat answer to explain everything that goes on in this world.
- Our bad beliefs.
7 billion other people who believe badly.
A world that has been horribly mistreated.
The demonic that we consistently empower with our beliefs.
This thing is much more complex than interpreting a scripture and pointing blame – be it at God, ourselves or someone else.
The good news is that the Bible doesn’t tell us to figure out why, nor does it tell us to point blame.
It tells us to have faith.
To believe that He is able to turn all things to good for those who love Him and live accordingly.
In fact even if my “why?” gets a good answer from God it still requires me to ask another question.
I’ve found that just asking God what my next step is, is so much more healthy than having my “blame God/introspection” session.
It’s OK to ask God “why?” but if we don’t get an answer (or even if we do) let’s be sure to move on to the “what next?”
You may, or may not, be the reason you are where you are, but odds are unless you start asking “what next?” you are going to be the reason you stay there.
Talk with God about your situation but – much more than finding out the reason it’s all gone wrong – find out what part God wants you to play with Him in making it right.