For Christians, what matters most is learning to trust God regardless of whatever we face in this life even when we donâ€™t like or understand it. Like me, you have probably thought I donâ€™t understand what God is doing. Or perhaps, you have asked, â€œWhy God allowed this to happen?â€ Whether you thought or actually voiced your issue with God, itâ€™s really not significant.
Truth is, it is impossible for our finite minds to comprehend Godâ€™s sovereignty.
Holy Scriptures makes it clear: Romans 11:33-34: â€œOh, how great are Godâ€™s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways! For who can know the Lordâ€™s thoughts? Who knows enough to give him advice?â€ Also in Isaiah 55:8-9, God spoke through the prophet, saying, â€œFor My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my waysâ€¦ For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.â€
In essence, our limitations keep us from grasping things that happen in our personal life and in the world. Therefore, God does not tell us everything nor does He owe us an explanation. Because He is sovereign, all-knowing and all-powerful, He only reveals what He wants us to know as it relates to His purpose and for His glory. Think of it like this: If He told us or reveals everything to us concerning His plan, we would have no reason to believe, have faith in, rely on and trust Him. He wants us to trust Him! He reveals Himself to us on an as needed basis and by our faith. For example, if we need peace and have faith, He reveals Himself as Jehovah Shalom; if we need healing and have faith, He reveals Himself as Jehovah Rapha.
I have learned this: As painful as challenges and events may be in my life and family life, I must trust God and believe His word. I stand firmly on Romans 8:28. In the words of Babbie Masonâ€™s song, â€œTrust His Heartâ€:
He alone is faithful and true
He alone knows what is best for you
When you don’t understand
When you don’t see His plan
When you can’t trace His hand
Trust His Heart
I have concluded that I may never know or understand the why, but what I am learning to do through lifeâ€™s challenges is trust Him completely; knowing that if I belong to Him and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, He will never leave me nor forsake me. I am confident that He will care for and comfort anyone who turns to Him in faith to be their loving Father. It is easy to blame God for the negative and painful things that happen in this life. But it does not change anythingâ€”God is still God; He is still good, faithful and true, and if we look closely at the situation, chances are we will find a reason to be thankful.
Recently, I watched Myles Munroe, Jr. make a public statement just three days after his parentsâ€™ death in the plane crash; he said with conviction, â€œAlthough God may never explain himself, He will reveal himself.â€
For Christians, what matters most is learning to trust God regardless of whatever we face in this life even when we donâ€™t like or understand it. However, the tough question is, will we be in a position see Him when He reveals Himself and then gladly receive what He offers to meet us at the point of our need?