God’s Will. We spend a lot of time thinking about, trying to figure out and ‘chalking-things-up’ to God’s Will. What is God’s will for me, for my life? How much energy do I spend trying to determine what exactly I am supposed to be doing? How many times is ‘God’s Will’ the curt answer to things that happen, both near and far?
Sometimes, when I can’t explain something or when I’m trying to get over something that has happened, I just say, ‘it must be God’s Will,’ what does that mean exactly?
But, there are times when ‘God’s Will’ just doesn’t cut it. It isn’t the easy answer to many of life’s questions.
A beautiful family lost a sweet seven year old girl in a freak accident in their own driveway. Is that God’s Will? Would you ever dare to say that to the grieving family? I wouldn’t. Why, why, why? Questions that don’t have answers. There are so many that belong on that list. I’m sure that we all have our own questions…..
Our ever-knowing God, our loving God, the God who has every hair on our head counted, the God that promises to be with us till the end of time is present – is here with us. But this God of ours is sometimes hidden and sometimes silent. This God of ours doesn’t fit in the boxes that we have created for him. This God of ours can’t be explained or totally known. This God of ours has ‘thoughts that are not our thoughts, and ways that are not our ways.’
And yet, the questions begs….’Do you trust me?’ Somehow we must work through the junk, find peace in the unanswerable questions, take comfort in the unknown…..
Somehow we have to answer that question….
‘Do you trust me?’