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If we ask God to help us see things through a different lens, we will begin asking how He can use this when our natural tendency is to ask why did this happen.

Why.

The first word of many questions that humans ask.

Why do my muscles ache after a workout?
Why is there no grass in the desert?
Why can’t I understand algebra?

Those have easy answers.

Because you strained them and they are rebuilding.
Because there is no rainfall and grass needs water.
Because it’s dumb. (Duh.)

But other questions don’t have such quick answers. The word why is at the forefront of our minds when things go awry. This word often doesn’t satiate or comfort us.

Why does God allow children to get cancer?
Why won’t God heal me?
Why did God take my mom from me?

Why.

If we ask God to help us see things through a different lens, we will begin asking how He can use this when our natural tendency is to ask why did this happen.

How are you going to use my pain to help someone else?
How are you going to bring about good through my hardship?
How are you going to bring others into the Kingdom through my painful experiences?

We must let go of our need to know “why” so that we can lean into the “how.”

In my opinion, this is the pathway to healing, wholeness and peace. Because some questions will never be answered. Even if they are, the answers aren’t good enough to quench that need inside of us that begs why. But if we could lean towards asking God how He will use a tragic and devastating situation in our life and in someone else’s, we will start to experience rapid healing accompanied by the peace of Jesus.

When we know the character of God, we will know that He is for us, that nothing can separate us from His love and that through Him, we are more than conquerors. When we know this, we can ask questions that are far more beneficial and kingdom-minded.

If we ask God to help us see things through a different lens, we will begin asking how He can use this when our natural tendency is to ask why did this happen.

Today’s Reading
Romans 8:31
Romans 8:35-39
2 Cor. 1:3-4
1 Peter 1:6-7

 

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