The Why and the What

June 4, 2021
“The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.”

Deuteronomy 29:29

We serve a very loving, gracious God, but yet He is a mysterious God as well.  God’s Wisdom and Knowledge of all things, as He is the Creator of all things, can be a bit overwhelming at times for us as human beings.  Our knowledge of God and life only expands so far as the mind can comprehend while God’s Knowledge is infinite.  God always has a plan and a purpose as nothing He does is by accident.  We do not see and understand the way God moves and all that He does.  We know, however, that He does all things for our good, to draw us closer unto Him, and to reveal more of Himself to us.

As human beings, we always want to ask God: “Why this?” or “Why that?” or “Why did you do this and not that?”  God loves for His Children to be inquisitive, as it means we are seeking the Ways of the Lord, so we may have the Mind of the Lord in our daily living.  God will always allow the “Why?” because it teaches us trust.  With God everything is a lesson.  His desire is that we learn the lesson.  All of us desire immediate answers, but the answers are not always forthcoming.  True love will trust. “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear” (1 John 4:18).  

Through all of the “Why’s” we still have to ask God “What are you doing? What do you need me to see and understand?”  Asking God “What?” helps us to understand His Will for our lives and allows us to receive His Guidance through the Holy Spirit.  Our asking, on the other hand, should never turn into a threatening interrogation.  God’s Way is far greater and takes us exceedingly further than our short term demands.  Wanting things our way is not the Infinite, Eternal Wisdom of God that leads us from tribulation to triumph.  It is okay to have questions for God, but it is not okay to question God.  

Jared Gibson


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