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?