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?

Still

Still I wonder what to say to you

Yet the words come when on my knees

Still all so crazy to think I can figure you out all by myself

When all the while you’ve got me all figured

Still I marvel at how the whole wide world was framed by your words

Still I wonder at your majesty and awesomeness.

So mighty yet you live in me

Still I wonder!