Why?

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” -Proverbs 3:5-6

How many times in our lives do we ask the question, “Why?”

  • Why am I working here?
  • Why am I going through this?
  • Why is this happening?
  • Why did that happened?
  • Why am I here?
  • Why am I not where I want to be yet?
  • Why am I ______?
  • Why _____?

A few years ago, I wrote this post about “That’s Why” moments. The older I get, the more I appreciate these moments. Sometimes we only realize why we are going through what we’re going through in retrospect. However, the moments when you actually discover why you went through something are some of the most rewarding experiences in life.

  • The moment you found out that why went through a difficult season was so you could be prepared for what God called you to do or to encourage others who end up going through the same thing.
  • The moment you find out that why your were working at a certain job you did not like was because God wanted to use you to reach that one person in your company that you got reach.
  •  The moment you realize that why you did not get where you wanted to get to as fast as you wanted to was because God had to develop the skills and character you needed to be successful when you got there.

Here is what I know: If you’re pursuing God with all of your heart, there is a “why” to everything you do and everything you go through. Sometimes we discover the answer to our “why questions” relatively quickly, other times we find it out ten to twenty years after we’ve been asking the question. For some things, we’ll have to wait until we get to Heaven to know why. Regardless of when we find out, we can trust God that we will find out. 

When you learn to trust God with your “why questions” you will quit spending so much of your life worrying, questioning, and being anxious. A few years ago, I wrote a post called, “What to do when you don’t know why“. If you’re struggling with a “why question” in your life, I encourage you to read it.

There is a peace that comes with trusting God with your “why?” I’ve discovered that you can spend your whole life asking “why?” or you can spend your whole life trusting God that there is a “why” and rest in the fact that one day you will discover it. Trust Him.

Thoughts?

What “why questions” do you need to trust God with?

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