He may Never tell us Why…

Copyright: gracel21

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Although we often ask God, Why? … do we really want to hear His answer?  When we think about it honestly, God doesn’t actually owe us an explanation for what He does or how He does it.  But this is by no means in a callous, uncaring sort of way, but I believe that the Lord knows that there is nothing that He can say that would satisfy us, … an answer that we could actually embrace and understand. 

As of late, I have no idea where the Holy Spirit is going to take my downloads, but here we go… I woke up Friday morning and was about to prepare for my first appointment and the client called me to cancel.  Something was weighing on her mind, but I didn’t pry.  So shortly thereafter, a friend/client left me a voice message to say that her son had passed.  Although he was an older man and she had expected it, it is never easy to lose a child, at any age … and then I listened to a somewhat disturbing relationship podcast that a friend had sent me that she wanted to discuss.  It was at that moment that I felt that I had been bombarded with glimpses of what people are going through and I began to cry.  So, I went to the Lord in prayer. 

Once I got off my knees, I felt relieved that I had done what the Holy Spirit had prompted me to do and not try to take on the burdens of others, but to intercede and bring their cares to the only One that could give them the Grace & Peace to get them through, no matter the situation.  But then He brought me back to the title of this week’s podcast, “He may Never tell us Why?” and if He did, we probably wouldn’t like His answer, nor would we understand.  But there a little bit more to this story…

Later that morning, I had an opportunity to talk to my friend, who had just lost her son.  She told me that although she was sad, she was grateful to God (that is an entire message by itself).  Ms. H. is in her 80’s and to me, she is what God’s Grace looks like.  The Lord allowed our paths to cross a few years ago when I was given the task of helping her to downsize so that she and her son could move to California to live with her daughter.  Since arriving in California, Ms. H. has faced one challenge after another and EVERY time I speak with her, she says how very grateful to God she is. 

My prayer is that especially when the walls of life seem to be falling around us and we may have no idea why… we know somewhere deep in our spirit that the Lord loves us so very much and He is working ALL things for our good…. Now He does not say, by no means, that ALL things are good. 

28 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.

Romans 8:28 KJV

The New Living Translation says it this way:

28 And we know that God causes everything to work together[a] for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. N

Romans 8:28 NLT

Although I felt like crying again as I typed this, I believe that there is someone out there listening, who needs to know that you may never know the why of your situation or circumstance, no matter how big or how small.  You can keep moving forward because God has you hidden in His secret place.  He is our refuge and our fortress [our place of safety and protection]. (Psalm 91).  I’m reminded of the poem “Footprints in the Sand”, we may think that He has left us, when in fact, the Lord is carrying us…and He may Never tell us Why!

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