for when we wonder why…

Today as I sat in a bus heading home, I heard the lady who sat behind me lamenting ‘why did I leave the office so early only to come wait in this bus that’s taking forever to fill up?’ I myself had already experienced an hour so to speak ‘setback’ but I couldn’t help but turn around and say to her ‘if God were to show you why, you will fear!

Then my mind turned on this scripture:
Ex. 13:17 – 18. ‘Then it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, “Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.” So God led the people around by way of the wilderness of the Red Sea…’

Surely, if God were to show us ‘why’ or answer our ‘whys’, our hearts will not be able to contain it. When we ask why, we often times question God’s strategy and plan for our lives; we question His love. God is awesome and God is a good God. I am confident in His words that He makes ALL things work together for my good because I am called according to His purpose. He is not a man. He is Love and His actions are motivated by love.

God is at work in me. He reigns in the affairs of my life. He is mindful of me. I mean even the very hairs of my head are all numbered. I am predestined. Nothing happens to me by chance. I am content knowing all these and that ALL things are collaborating together and orchestrated for my good. I don’t need to know why. I rest easy.

Do you still want to know why?


One thought on “for when we wonder why…

  1. Hajara Pitan May 1, 2013 / 7:34 PM

    Wow! Beautiful! No, I don’t want to know why. Really! All I want to know is that God is with me through it all, because by Him, I can leap against a wall and run against a troop! With Him, there is so much more for me, than there is against me and best of all, GREATER is He that is in me than He that is in the world! Thanks for sharing and triggering this thought process for me.

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