You know that feeling when you dare to hope for something?
You finally give in, and you think your dream might be reality?
The time that your spirits soar and you can’t help smiling?
It’s an amazing feeling, isn’t it?
And then there’s the time that with a few simple words that’s all gone. And in its place is confusion, disillusionment, sadness, sometimes even depression.
And sometimes you have to stand by and watch it happen to friends, with nothing you can do to help.
I’ve frequently asked God “why would you do this? Couldn’t you bring your plan to life through another route? Why did he have to hurt so much? Why did she have to go through that? Why did you trick me like that?” and the like.
See, we as humans have this uncanny ability to pin all blame to God.
Someone’s girlfriend cheated on him, it’s “Why did you give me feelings for her, God? Why didn’t you let us just be friends?”
A person is diagnosed with cancer, and people wonder why God would do that to them.
But I think we have the wrong attitude.
Having our hopes crushed while we stand there watching is probably one of the worst feelings in all of life.
But too often we ask God “Why?”
Does it really matter why God’s allowing it to happen? Think about it. Even if you knew why God was letting it happen, would it change anything?
Our attitude should not be one of blaming God, but instead saying “nevertheless.”
You’re going through fire, nevertheless, God will bring you through.
You’ve never felt greater heartbreak than this, nevertheless, God is still there, waiting for you with open arms.
You don’t know whether or not you’ll be able to face another day. Nevertheless, God still has a plan for your life.
I ask God “why” a lot. As if I think that even if I heard his plan I’d be able to comprehend it. But it doesn’t help to ask “why” unless you’re honestly searching for answers. Blaming God will never bring healing–only more hurt.
But seeing that he’s still there–that brings comfort. God will always be there with you. Even when there seems to be no hope left.
I found this post from a while back and apparently never posted it.. well I desperately needed to update again so I’m glad I found it!