Why?

I’m convinced that God blessed me with children for many reasons, the biggest reason is for him to be able to teach me, through them. The other day my young daughter kept asking me “why?”. Not in the annoying way, she sincerely was trying to understand a situation. I tried to explain it to her the best I could but sometimes it’s hard to put adult life into context that a child can understand. Sometimes you just have to explain it to the best of your ability on her level and leave it at that. “You will understand one of these days” type scenario. Sometimes children aren’t capable of understanding certain things or some things they aren’t mature enough to understand.

I think that perhaps we as adults aren’t always capable of understanding everything. God see’s the big picture, like we often do as parents and he knows what is best for us. He is our father. And perhaps many times when we don’t understand why things happen we need to just take a step back and realize it’s in Gods hands. Then, let it go and know that one day, this life or next, we will better understand why. He knows better than we do.  I know I need to have more trust in him but it’s hard because I always want to know WHY.  It’s a simple three letter word but it’s a hard one to let go of.  My new goal is to stop asking “why” and just do what he asks of me.  I know how frustrating it is when I ask my kids to do something and they keep asking why.  I don’t always have the time or patients to stop and explain precisely why something needs to be done.  The job could already be finished if they would not worry about why but instead have trust and JUST DO IT.

 

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