Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Reason Why

2 Corinthians 1:4
New Century Version (NCV)
He comforts us every time we have trouble, so when others have trouble, we can comfort them with the same comfort God gives us.

Ever notice how even scripture can sound so trite sometimes?  That is, until it speaks directly to you. Then you find out that there is nothing trite about the Voice of God.  

I have asked God "why" about things so many times I have lost count.  As is obvious throughout my blog, I am completely human (not perfect) and painfully aware of that fact.  Life happens.  Sometimes things happen that are beyond our understanding.  We wonder where God was or how could He have let circumstances arise...especially if they were out of our own control and not of our own fault.

I still wonder about that.  But I do know that God didn't create us as robots...or angels...and so there is some explanation of how...if not why.

Interestingly, the mere mortal human while capable of suffering and pain, feeling it and causing it, is also capable of being used as an instrument of God to bring peace and comfort to another human.  While the why question is lingering in my head today, I can also see that there is an answer to it in this scripture.  Even if it is just one other person who is comforted...maybe that's a good enough reason why. 

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes, as the old saying goes, "tis not ours to reason why, tis but ours to do or die." Romans 8:28 says it so well, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." Whatever the Lord asks of us, it will turn out alright.