segunda-feira, 25 de julho de 2011
Admit You Need Answers
Your child asks you why there are bad people in the world. You friend asks why God would allow her sister to die of cancer. This world is filled with questions, and trying to be the one with the answers is inviting stress to camp out indefinitely in your head.
As much as our logical brains want to deny it, some questions don't have answers, at least not answers we can understand and digest. Sometimes the ways of God, even the natural order of things and how God interacts with that part of his creation, are simply beyond us or at least not accessible to us. All we need to know is that God is handling what he has not asked us to handle.
The best response when someone asks you a question you can't answer is to tell the truth: "I don't know, but God does. There is so much more out there than our human minds can comprehend. We just must trust him." Then take your own advice.
Start a journal of unanswered questions. These should be specific. Write them and commit them to God in prayer. You may never know the answers, but you will be more at peace knowing the answers are in his hands.