I’ve often heard that when it comes to things in life, you should never ask the Lord why. Well, I have to ask, why is that?
You see, I have been asking the Lord why a lot lately. Not why I was diagnosed with cancer, and why I lost my kidney, I’ve accepted those as part of God’s plan for my life and the fact that He is going to work it out for my good.
What I’m asking why about is these things:
- Why is it that a young man in high school is struggling with cancer, been in the hospital sick for the last four weeks, and my struggle has been relatively easy.
- Why is it that a young preacher, full of promise in another country that I know, who was recently married, suddenly died because of his asthma.
- Why is it that I know a many of whom have lost their marriages, even recently, while the Lord literally spared mine in our struggles many years ago.
The list could go on and on actually. You see, there is nothing about me that makes God want to make my suffering easier than others – I’m a person who daily struggles with my flesh and sin; I’m often hot tempered; and I don’t treat people fairly many times – but yet God has chose to spare me much worse suffering than people that I know who I would classify as being “better” people than me.
It humbles me quite frankly. While I’m grateful for the grace of God, at the same time, I wonder, why I “got off so easily” where other have struggled much worse.
I’m sure the “why” question will never be answered in this life. And that’s okay. I know that no matter the struggles, whether things are good, or things are bad; God is in absolute control. and If we are in Christ – nothing, nothing, nothing will be able to snatch us out of His hand.
To God be the glory!