I don't get why we have to pay such high homeowner association fees, or why Wendy's added a new sauce to their burgers (it taste revolting) or why my mother and grandmother can never get anyone's name right even after you spell it out and have told them that name for years. Sounds like petty issues....well they are....but then there are larger, more real ones that really hit home:
Like when a friend betrays your trust, or someone that you thought had it all together commits suicide, or if you lose your job, now how will you pay your bills...or if you lose your house, now where will you live...or if you lose a loved one, now how will you manage.....and at the root of it all you keep asking "I JUST DON'T GET IT....WHY"??!?!?!
I have seriously racked my brain several times trying to figure out the "why's" and "I just don't get it's" behind certain things in life. But, I am so thankful that we serve a God who carries our burdens and if we must ask "why" we can simply turn it over to Him because at the end of the day He knows....and maybe when we get to heaven He'll let us in on the answer. But until then...sometimes asking the "why" behind certain things can lead to the kicker...or the method behind the madness.....WORRY!! Oh how guilty I am of this. You can worry yourself sick. Actually, I did one time. I worried about something all night and the next morning I developed a cold.....like seriously it was out of the blue. Crazy!!!!!!!!!
Christ tells us in Matthew 6:27 that "Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life". Honestly can we though??? Think about it for a minute....something that you are worrying about right now you seriously have no control over. You are not God, you are not all powerful, you can't just wrinkle your nose like the lady on the old Nick @ Nite sitcom, Bewitched, and make something happen that you want to happen. It's not possible...whatever is gonna be is gonna be. But one thing we as believers can have rest assurance of is.........and I absolutely love this........ good ole Romans 8:28.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."
See peeps.... He works everything out for our purpose. God is a God of love. He is love. 1 John 4:8 tells us this. Read these verses below found on Love (God) in 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8.
Now....read those verses again...but this time substitute the word "love" for "God"....since God is love.
God is patient, God is kind. It (He) does not envy, (He) does not boast, (He) is not proud. (He) does not dishonor others, (He) is not self-seeking, (He) is not easily angered, (He) keeps no record of wrongs. God does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. (He) always protects, (He) always trusts, (He) always hopes, (He) always perseveres. God never fails.
See again peeps!! God never fails, He always protects, He always perseveres?? What???? Yes!!! Wow...now that's something to put your trust into, and to not worry about!! How can we worry, when He has given us clear instructions to A. not to... and B. that He never fails?!?!
So do you get it??!!
Well, to wrap it up. I am guilty as charged when It comes to this subject matter...I even worried about something today and of course kept asking "why" because I obviously wasn't getting it......but God has been dealing with me on this...everyday I am learning to turn my "whys" and my "I just don't get it's" over to the Lord.....and I trust, pray and encourage you to do the same!
Join me in doing that today..............