Wednesday, March 19, 2008

WHY?

Why do we ask WHY? Trials, heartaches, pain, etc.,... are they not just par for the course in this
world? Did Jesus not tell us..."in this world you WILL have trouble?" If our heavenly Father
gave us an answer, would it make the pain any more bearable? Would our finite minds even be
capable of understanding infinite wisdom? After Jesus told of us that trouble was a sure thing,
He then added...."but take courage, I have overcome the world." (John 16:33) He knows we are
scared senseless by the troubles of this world. The courage we need to overcome is not found in
answered questions, but in the person of Christ. I have asked the WHY questions myself which
have driven me to God's Word. His Word did not reveal the answer to "why", but it did reveal
the all knowing WHO!

8 comments:

Nise' said...

Amen my friend!

Thanks for stopping by! It was great to "see" you again! May you and your family have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Anonymous said...

Dear TammiFay,
I saw your posting on Beth Moore's site and just had to send you some encouragement. I had an 18 year old prodigal as well and my heart ached for her for almost 3 years until the Lord brought her back "home". I learned I had to let her go and really "let God" which is SO hard to do with your children. But He is so faithful!!! He put godly people in her path when she needed them most and He never let her go. She would not listen to me but she listened to the Lord through many, many other people to whom I will be ever grateful for being obedient to His leading. Remember that He loves her even more than you do and He will never drop the ball. And then, when she comes back "home", it will be the most beautiful thing you have ever seen. It will be a REAL faith that belongs wholly to her that will shine out from her for all the world to see. The Lord will use it for His purpose because He never wastes anything that goes on in ourlives...even when it is sin of our own choosing. After all, who knows more about wayward children than Him? If God, who is a perfect parent, has wayward children...why are we surprised when we have them as well? Be assured that YOU did the best you could as a parent, trust Him to complete the task no matter how long it takes. And pray like you have never prayed before, you will really learn about "groanings" and how the Holy Spirit intercedes when we do not know what to pray for. I commit to pray for you and yours as well. You keep holding on to who you are in Christ and know that the Lord sees the end of the story and He will make it a beautiful one. My daughter is now married with 3 beautiful children. She and her husband teach a young couples Sunday School class together. They are respected and sought after for godly wisdom. Praise God because He IS faithful! It will happen for you as well! As my mother always said "It will be all right, just not for awhile."

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

He sure did..

there sure is...

and there will always be....

BUT PRAISE HIM FOR THIS VERY WEEKEND...and all HE did...

Love ya
Connie

Connie@Little Red Hearts From God said...

ps

Happy Easter

tulip girl said...

I read your comment on the LPM blog as well. My own brother is as your daughter is. My heart is with you. As I pray for my brother tonight (as I do every night) I will add your sweet one to my prayers.

Your sis in Him,
Katie

Constance said...

I hope you don't mind getting a comment from a fellow sister-in-Christ who came upon your comment on Beth's Blog.

We were in a similiar situation, having a prodigal daughter. We had to "kick her out" because of behaviors etc. She was 19 and in her first year of college at the time. It broke my heart since she has been raised in a loving family, grounded in the Word of God. My husband, her stepfather loved her as one of his own, treating her no differently than our two we had together. In fact, he recognized her self-esteem issues early on and constantly and constently was building her up.

We were involved in Youth Ministry at the time and satan was always casting doubt in my mind, whispering lies in my ears of being "unfit to minister to other people's children when my own child had ran off to Babylon".

Her life spiraled downward. She dropped out of school, amassed a major amount of debt, had her car repossessed and ended up pregnant by a real deadbeat guy.

Over the course of time, we moved her back home with us (out of an abusive situation) and lovingly worked on restoring her into our family. I don't have the space available to write everything that went on during all of this time, all of the emotions I felt or all of the things that Father God taught me. I can however look back and actually "treasure" a lot of things from that ordeal!

I write to you of hope and faith. God is still on HIS throne and there is nothing that comes to a surprise for HIM. HE still reigns and is still sovereign.

Today, our daughter is married and is back in school! She is only 13 hours away from having her Commercial Photography Liscense. Her husband is her biggest fan! We have a beautiful grand-daughter that started Kindergarten this past Fall who is a heart's delight! While we were going through the fire, I never dared to hope beyond tomorrow. I just needed strength for the day. Slowly, hope grew bigger and I was able to look to the week ahead and so on...

One of the many things that I learned from God that stands out in my mind is this. One time in prayer, I said to HIM,

"If I knew I was going to be in the desert places this long, I'd have brought along more provisions!"

To which HE gently whispered back,

"My child, why on earth would you do that when I am Jehovah Jireh and am able to meet your every need!"

I know how difficult this is on you and your family and I know that your heart is broken at times. God pecializes in times like this! I will say a prayer for you!

Your Siesta,
Connie

Patty said...

To my twin sis,
I am so sorry you are facing this trial with your child but I echo the encouragment that has been written here. My oldest is having a struggle with God and has had this problem for 2 years. It is hard to let go BUT God's hand is upon your child and she will come home.
Love,
Patty

Sharon said...

On my knees right beside you, sweet sister!!! You keep right on praying for that child!! There is no love like a mother's, but the Father is right there with you!! Never give up, that's what Satan would have you do!!! Look him right in his ugly face and tell him to get behind you and plead the blood of Jesus for this child. (Luke 7:13)