Last night as we were preparing for bed, the Love Bug and I got a phone call from a friend. Ya see, our friend has been through one hell of a time lately and she needed to vent a little. We didn't mind because well, that's kind of what we do. We listen to others and try to help them. Some times we stay quiet and some times we give answers but most of the time we try to let them come to conclusions on their own. Our friend lost somebody very dear to her. Somebody that should not have been taken so soon. You know how that song goes, "only the good die young"? That applies in this situation. Well one topic of our conversation last night was how she wants to know the WHY behind God's master plan in all of this. I can certainly relate to this and I am sure most of you can too. When we lose something, whether a person or a pet, we want finite answers of why. We perform autopsies and ask questions. We concentrate all of our energy to figure out what happened. Does this sound familiar to you?
I know that if you are reading this, you may be wanting some giant piece of knowledge to help you get through whatever loss you are facing, but honestly there is no GIANT revelation. The only thing you need to understand is that God's plan is NOT meant to be understood. We are not going to know all the answers of why He does what He does. I believe that our human brain (as smart as some of us are) could not comprehend what He has in store. Our awareness just isn't on His level and why would we want to even try to wrap our minds around His thoughts.
I know there have been times in my life when I have questioned God. In my early teens I questioned Him because I didn't have my daddy. In my late 20's I questioned Him again. You can read about that story HERE. Matter of fact, during my story of loss (both parents before I was 30 years old) I often found myself searching for answers.
Was I being punished for wrongs I had made in my life? Was this God's way of turning me into a true believer? Was this my punishment? Did I do something to deserve this?
All of these are valid questions that I think every person asks themselves. I say all of this because at some point we have to fully rely on FAITH. Yes, the complete trust that God has everything under control. Your faith will be tested at times but when we are at our lowest of lows, our faith is what redeems us and brings us back to God and His plan for us. It isn't all about knowing everything and having the answers to every question but rather it's not knowing and saying "I don't know HOW or WHY but I trust in Him." You do not have to be an expert in this whole LIFE plan thing, you just have to KNOW that everything that He does, is with a purpose and you will one day understand.
It isn't our place to understand all that He has in store for us in the here and now.
John 13:7 Jesus replied "You do not realize now what I am doing,but later you will understand."