Asking “Why?” is liking pulling on a loose thread. Once you start tugging, things can unravel and leave you wondering how to make sense out of everything.
The hard part is trusting God when things don’t make sense – when things really hurt.
If you choose instead to ask “Why?” and to stay determined to find the answer and to figure it all out, when does that stop? You can keep pulling on the loose thread until you have nothing but chaos and confusion in your hands.
When you allow your flesh to be in control, your earthly eyesight will leave you with more questions, more loose threads that will only lead to more confusion, anger, doubt, and discouragement.
But when you stay determined to listen to the Holy Spirit and to focus on the faithfulness of God, remembering who He is, what He’s done in your past, that He has a plan and a purpose even when you don’t understand or have the answers, then you can turn away from the loose threads.
You can start to use your spiritual sight. You can get a glimpse of a much bigger, grander and more elaborate plan that is much more than questions, much more than pain.
You can begin to see God’s fingerprints on each individual thread, those that make sense to you and those that don’t.
And you can begin to trust Him more. Even when things hurt. Especially when things hurt. Leaning on Him when devastation hits will be the only way to keep standing.
And one day when you step into eternity, it will all make sense, and you’ll realize all of those threads were woven together by your heavenly Father who wanted to wrap you up in the very fabric of your faith in Him to guide you home and into His loving arms where pain and sorrow will never touch you again.
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT.