Why Ask “Why”?

So often we frame our minds, if not our mouths to question, Why?

I don’t know about you, but when I’m asked “why“, I’m immediately put on the defense. It really doesn’t matter if you ask me in the sweetest voice. Just the question “why“, for me, signals some sort of accusation, judgment, or an interrogation.

“Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?” Isaiah‬ ‭45:9‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Yet, how often have I questioned God, Why? When life isn’t going quite as I planned, when I must endure loss, pain. He owes me no explanations.

How often have I heard, Ask what is the lesson to learn in this situation?

I’ve learned that there is a lesson to learn in every situation. Sometimes I have to go through some things just to know who God is, just so He can gain all the glory, so that I can surrender my will for His, so I can see that He is in control and I am not. There is a purpose for everything in this life.

My sister used to tell me, The worst they can say is ‘no’. I hated that saying. ‘No’ was my greatest worry. As I’ve grown older, I’ve learned to embrace this sentiment. I’ve learned to embrace the temporality of this life, as well as every situation.

When my husband left me, I thought I wouldn’t be able to continue. I thought I wouldn’t be able to move on. But, four years later, here I am. I’ve found love, joy, contentment, peace. And I owe it all to God.

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

*Original Image by A.B.

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