I had a girlfriend tell me recently that she prays to God and asks him why certain things are happening to her and her family and she’s receives no answer. All she wants to know is why?
I think the answer is trust. Trust in God and his wisdom to take care of us, despite a rough road. I know this isn’t the typical romance blog I normally write but it is about romance, our romance with the Father. Do we love him and trust him enough through the hard times to stay with him during the good times? If we don’t, can we ever truly trust a human being? I mean, reality here, we know all humans are imperfect and we can all have good intentions, but we make mistakes. Sometimes whoopers! God, on the other hand, is perfect, good and loving. He never promised if we followed him life would be a dream. On the contrary, he said it would be a hard, bumpy road, but worth the ride.
So, back to the question, why? Maybe the answer isn’t for us. Maybe how we handle the bumpy road will make us an example to someone else, helping them along by seeing our strength. Maybe gaining strength through the adversity is what we are to learn. Maybe he just wants us to trust him and that’s it.
Are you putting your trust in the right place?
Patience…Not something we enjoy having. In our got-to-have-it-now society its definitely not encouraged. I was even told on multiple occasion not to pray for it. Reason being, the way to gain patience is to practice patience. Who wants to do that?
Whether its in looking for a job, looking for a new home or car, working on a relationship or raising children, patience has a roll. How do you handle patience?
Patience can be your friend or your foe. Its so hard not to rush into things. Impatience is so much more popular. The struggle to wait on something, something that can be great, is difficult for most. Friends, family and colleagues will suggest you “do it now”, “hurry before you change your mind”, “you deserve it now”. But do we really need anything at this very moment? Aren’t some things better when you have to wait on them a bit? Don’t we learn to value relationships we have to cultivate? Don’t we appreciate something if we wait until we can really afford it?
When we have children we are constantly telling them they will have to wait. Why aren’t we taking our own advice? Sometimes, once we’ve waited a bit, we decide the thing we thought we really wanted isn’t so important anymore – saving us the time and money we would have wasted otherwise. And, sometimes, we find out having to wait on something or someone has made it more worthwhile.