January 29, 2017

Asking Why?

“Why” is a question that is driven by our need to understand. Scientists are driven to prove “why” things happen. Health professionals seek to understand why our body fails, and everyone wants to know “why” certain events happen to them. The bottom line is we want to understand what we are going through, what we need to get past it, and what should we learn from it. A few weeks ago I was driving early in the morning to an appointment. The fog was so thick that I could not see five feet in front of me and my car’s lights were not helping. I drove past my destination. I simply turned around and arrived.

We all are in a fog to some degree. We can only see what is in front of us while God our creator sees everything. Only seeing part of the picture is a blessing because we as believers are constantly driven to God for direction, wisdom and strength. “Why?”, is not the question we should be asking. As a believer, our question should be “What now?”. Don’t get stuck in life waiting for an answer that will never come. You will never understand on this side of heaven. Pray that God would turn your doubt to faith, your rebellion to obedience, and your mourning into joy! 

(Isaiah 55:6-8) 8“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. 9 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.” 

(1 Corinthians 13:12) For now we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully as I am fully known. 

 In Him, 

 Pastor James