Monthly Archives: June 2017

On Trust and Strength For Questions

Father,

We trust you for sight, for we don’t see clearly,
We trust you for strength, for we are weak,
We trust you for calmness of soul, for our own are shredded by emotions,
We trust your for peace, for this world is buffeted by Adam’s fall and the effects of sin,
We trust you for understanding, for we are confused,
We trust you for wisdom, for earthly philosophy fails us,
We trust you for healing, for we see physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual anguish daily,
We trust you to mend our hearts, for they are broken,

Our trust, rather than minimizing the questioning, allows us to ask more plaintively,
why . . . Why . . . WHY???
Why the turmoil? Why the pain?
Why the weakness? Why lack of understanding?
Why the anguish? Why the confusion?
Why the loss?
why . . . Why . . . WHY???

Bereft, yearning for closure, and confused at the senselessness of a dear one’s passing, our souls echo Job’s words:

I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed,
yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!

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