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Wednesday, November 11th 2009

3:19 PM

Everything happens for a reason? What's the reason for this then?

Life has been a mess lately. Things seem to be out of whack, and it really feels like it can't possibly get any worse.

It's been hard to keep faith in God during this. But for some reason, I can't help but trust that He knows what He's doing, and things will turn out. Eventually.

But lately, the quote "Everything happens for a reason." has been stuck in my mind.

If things in our life aren't going well, then does that mean they aren't going well for a reason? And if so, what reason is that?

Romans 8:28

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose."

So what is the purpose for the things going wrong in life right now?

I can't help but feel like God has a big plan, but for some reason, He doesn’t want to show us yet. It makes me feel a bit confused.

Sometimes I also have to wonder, "God knows all, He know what will happen and what has happened. So why doesn't He answer our questions when we ask Him to show us what's going to happen?"

I can't make all this seem like I am doubting God. Because I am not, and I never want to!

But sometimes as a Christian (maybe this is just me, because I know some Christians, and I am sure they don't feel this way, EVER!) I almost get jealous. Jealous because God won't share any information with me.

Now I know that sounds silly, and like I said, I might be the only one who feels that way, but that's how I feel.

I pray to God every night that He will help keep me strong, and help me through the next day. And He does.

But that strength seems to wear thin faster and faster every day, and soon I'm dragging my feet through the day. Wishing I could just hide somewhere until something better comes along.

I really envy how Christians lived back in Bible times.

God seemed to close to everyone, and Jesus walked among the earth like one of us.

But as much as I sometimes feel confused by the way things in life happen, I know that God will do what's best for us. Even if it doesn't always happen the way I want it to!

2 Comment(s).

Posted by Christian:

I am sorry things have not been going well. But how true it is that everything happens for a reason. It reassuring to know that even when God seems so far he is actually closer to us than he ever was to people back in bible times, and that we can run to him.
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong, let all that you do be done with love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Wednesday, November 11th 2009 @ 9:08 PM

Posted by Yasutomo:

Alesia, I love your honesty and sharing what you are going through in your life.
As you wrote, Christian agreed as well, it is so true that everything happens for a reason. Then, one question rises, "how can I know?". I think Paul had that in his mind. Later on, Paul told us to present our bodies as living sacrifice to God in Romans 12:1. I recommand you to listen Pastor Jon Courson's message on the passage(http://www.joncourson.com/teaching/teachings.asp?book=romans). I pray that you will continually seek to know Him. God bless you, Alesia. Jesus loves you!!
Saturday, November 14th 2009 @ 7:23 AM

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