Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | May 30, 2016

When The Answer To Why Isn’t Enough

apr 29“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3 (ESV)

As children “whys” seemed huge as we grasped for a reply.  Any answer would do; we just wanted to be heard and understood to know there was some explanation for what our minds couldn’t wrap itself around. And we would relentlessly ask the same question until someone gave voice to our search.

Not quite so simple as adults.  Our whys are really huge, and we won’t settle for just any reply.  We want truth even if the depth of it drowns us. And sometimes what we didn’t want to hear does drench us head to toe.

Ever been there when totally comprehending the why just isn’t enough?   Believing something else seems better, prettier, softer, easier to manage.  Accepting the illusion is more comforting and less exhausting.  We don’t want the truth, yet reality keeps stealing away our dream and the answered why unveils a darkness we never dreamed.

So what’s a girl to do when the answer to why isn’t enough?  Won’t deny there may be tears, frustration or denial; normal responses to hard places.  Our God is big enough to handle all our emotions. Won’t excuse away the chaos that may follow.  Our God is big enough to handle all the  drama.  He understands our longing for a different chapter and the happy ending.  Yet, despite what we want, He allows the unthinkables to touch our lives.

In those moments when the truth is more than we can take, we learn to treasure deep His abiding presence.  We sit in silence knowing that He hears our heartbeat and feels our heartaches.   We drench the pages of our worn out Bibles with fresh tears and cling to His promises. We trust what God has allowed and steward what He has entrusted to us.   For His glory alone, we release the brokenness and allow God to use it to make us more like Him.  And one day, we will meet someone else whose answers to why are more than they can bear.  Arm in arm, prayer by prayer, truth by truth we will walk them through reminding them that God’s faithfulness always supersedes the answers to why.

“Father, Your light shines brightest in our darkest moments – teach us to trust in You alone and not our circumstances.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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