Have you ever had times in your life when you ask God, why? Are some of your questions like these?
–God, why did my love one have to die? I miss him/her so much.
–Why does my child have to struggle so much? My heart breaks.
–Lord, I just don’t understand this lay off…. it happened at the worst time!
–Father, this job loss is so hard. Why me?
–Why is it that I can’t get hired?Is there something wrong with me?
–Why can’t life be easier? Some days are just a struggle to get through…
–Why aren’t I prettier, funnier, more intelligent (take your pick) than I am?
–Why is this world so crazy? What is the matter with people? Is our country falling apart?
–Why is this happening to me? Did I do something wrong?
Today is one of those days for me. My life isn’t what I think it should be right now. We’ve been dealing with job loss for a full year now and all the feelings that go with big life changes. Today we got the news that my husband didn’t get a job that we were just positive he was going to get. …and to be honest, it hurts. I did ask God, why? Not in a mad way….just because I don’t understand.
Then I was reminded of the verse found in Philippians 4:19. ” And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” or 1 John 3:20, ” …For God is greater than our hearts, and He knows everything.”
Wow Lord, thanks for the reminder. Even on my worst days I can cling to the hope that I have in Christ Jesus. He will meet all my NEEDS. He knows my heart, but He also knows and understands all things. He sees the future. When I am weary and worn out from worry, I can rest in Him. He loves me and He’s got it covered.