Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise & honour & glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ 1 Peter 1:6-7
The Christian often asks why. Why did God allow Adam and Eve to be exposed to sin? Why does he let the devil go on about his business? Why are some poor while others are rich? Why do some suffer and others do not? Why do I still struggle with this weakness? Why are some so sure of their salvation while others are plagued with doubts?
Some of these answers we have, but we do not have them all.
Jesus, on the cross and dying amidst the noise and ridicule of the mob, asked a question, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” He was not answered while on the cross. Of course God forsook Jesus in order that He could die for us, that we might obtain forgiveness of sin and receive eternal life.
Just as then, many of our questions will never be answered in this life. Not until “then” shall be have the whole answer-when we look into the face of Him who has all the answers to all the questions we have ever asked. Then we will be given full knowledge far beyond what we have now, and then we shall understand why things are as they are.
Often it seems like a long time between “now” and “then” but weeping endures only for a night. Joy comes in the morning. So, if we must, let us live and die without the answers, knowing that one day He will fully unveil the “why” we could not understand here.
Remember-Jesus has no unanswered questions now and when He returns to us-AND HE WILL-we shall be like Him; and know all the painful questions of today.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
God knows, not I, the reason why
His winds of storm drive through my door;
I am content to live or die
Just knowing this, nor knowing more.
My Father's hand appointing me
My days and ways, so I am free.