8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. 9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55: 8 and 9 NKJV.
When unpleasant or tragic things happen to us, most of the time the burning question we ask is, why? Why me? Why now? Why did God let this happen? If we were to be honest with ourselves even if we got the best explanation, it would still leave us with more questions. The hard truth is that, no explanation is good enough and we just have to accept the situation and move on but this can sometimes be difficult. This is when we pray for strength to get through it.
A really good friend of mine, who is also a disciple of Jesus Christ recently had a unfortunate event happen to her and she wanted to share her thoughts with me. She had just lost someone close and dear to her. I allowed her to share her thoughts through words and I could hear anger, frustration and most of all hurt. Then she asked the question why did God allow it to happen. I answered her truthfully, I told her I did not know why God allowed it to happen and what his thoughts were since God had not shared this with me. I quoted the above scripture to her and explained that God thinks differently than we do and there could be a million reasons why he allow this to happen. I consoled her with the fact that the one who passed away was also a disciple of Jesus Christ and Jesus said in John 11:25 NKJV that anyone who believes in him even if they die they shall live eternally with him.
Unless God shares his thoughts with us through, visions or prophecies it is impossible to know what God is thinking when he allows certain things to happen to us. One thing I do know for sure is that God moves with purpose always. So instead of asking why God allowed this or that to happen or trying to find out what God was thinking, ask him what the purpose was behind the situation. Sometimes, the purpose can shed light on the reason and also give us some comfort. To anyone reading this going through a tragic or unfortunate situation, I pray that God’s peace and understanding remain with you and comfort you and I pray that God grants you strength to get through the situation, as well as reveal the purpose to you in Jesus name. Amen. These are Julien’s thoughts and what’s on his mind.