Wednesday, November 20, 2013

When I Don’t Understand What God is Doing

You know how it goes. We all have things happen in our lives that we just don’t understand. We cry out to God: Why? Can we ever find answers to why bad things happen to good people?

Here are a few of the things you might think are bad (some are, some aren't) that have happened in my family in the last two years:
       1)      Loss of job
       2)      Birth of child with Down Syndrome
       3)      Heart attack
       4)      Cancer
       5)      Sudden deaths

In Isaiah 55 we read:
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Every one of the above “bad things” came with a blessing that couldn't at first be seen.

Romans 8:28  says:

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

I don’t need to cry out Why? anymore. I can simply trust God. Can you? 

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