Asking the Wrong Question: Post-it Note #92


It’s our human nature to ask why when hard times come. Why did this happen? I’ve asked that question myself. When Cadence was diagnosed with Autism I asked God “why” many times. But even if I knew why, that doesn’t change that she’s still autistic.

I finally figured out that “why” is not the right question. The right question is “who”? Who is God? Is He good? Is He able? Does He know more than me? The answer is He is incredibly good and can’t be otherwise. He is more than able…to do more than we can even ask or imagine. (Ephesians 3:20) And He possesses all knowledge in Heaven and Earth.

It’s safe to say that there are times He does things that I can’t understand. Isaiah 55:8-9 says: ““My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts”.

But it’s safe to say that He can take a situation that I don’t understand and redeem it for His glory. So the question really isn’t “why”. The question is “who”. Who will you trust today? In your human self or in an infinite God who offers grace to sustain us and the power to redeem?