Finding answers to the “whys” of life

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”— Romans 8:18

The Boston Globe newspaper carries a daily column dedicated to answering questions from its readers. Some years ago, the paper listed the top ten unanswerable questions it had received. Among them was one from a 9-year-old boy, who wrote,

“I have a cat that eats regularly and needs to go on a diet. He also eats mice when he is out. How many calories are in a mouse?”

There are some questions to which we simply don’t know the answer. This is most definitely true when asking questions about God, who is so immense and powerful that man could never dream of fully understanding Him.

We see examples of this all around us today. When parents take a child to the doctor to be vaccinated, the child doesn’t understand what’s going on. All he understands is that he’s being stuck with a needle and it hurts. But the parents know more… and they let the child experience a bit of pain today because, in the grand scheme of things, it’s better for him!

There will come a day when we’ll be able to ask any question we want. But until that day, we may not get answers to the “whys” of the Christian life. So we wait… and we trust God to work everything out for our good!

Prayer Challenge

Ask God to give you patience to trust in Him when it comes to waiting for His answers to your questions.

Questions for Thought

What are some questions you might ask God when you stand in His presence?

How does trusting Him help you to wait for His timing to give you answers to those questions?