Understanding the “Why”

Eddy and I often talk about how important it is for people to understand the “why?”  Why we do what we do, why we do things a certain way.  While I think that is important, I am convinced that there are some things in life that we will never fully understand why certain things happen and why some trials seem so long.  It’s in those times that we have to find something to hang on to. 

For me, it is this.  1 Timothy 1:12.  And I really love it in the Amplified Bible.  “And this is why I am suffering as I do.  Still I am not ashamed, for I know (perceive, have knowledge of, and am acquainted with) Him Whom I have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on), and am (positively) persuaded that He is able to guard and keep that which has been entrusted to me and which I have committed (to Him) until that day.”

I think there are some real key phrases here: “am acquainted with,” “trusted in and relied on,” and “positively persuaded.” When we just don’t have the answers, we have to know in Whom we believe.

I love the old song that says, “Jesus, Jesus how I trust Him.  How I prove Him over and over.  Jesus, Jesus precious Jesus.  Oh for grace to trust Him more.”

Romans 8:25 says, “But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.”

So, when we don’t understand the questions in life, we don’t lose hope.  We choose to trust and wait patiently, believing in the God who will never fail us!

Dustin Jett