Although I don’t usually give a lot of thought to the title of this post, verbatim, I do wonder why I struggle with some of life’s challenges. Why is there so much evil, meanness, negativity, self-centeredness…? Why can’t I put complete trust in God? Why don’t others understand…?
In Week 6 of The 52-Week Devotional for Women, Deb Wolf asks this question, “Why do you think it can be so hard to give up our struggles to God sometimes?”
Maybe, we’ve been taught so well by our culture (and parents) that we must be independent. When we take the I(n) out of this word it becomes dependent. That’s the key, our dependence must be placed totally on God. It’s all about trusting Him, totally and completely.
Maybe, it’s because the answer takes to long. We want instant gratification. Now! No waiting. Unfortunately it doesn’t take long to realize that’s not how God works. Most of the time He takes His time. Have you noticed that? Then by the time we get to the result of our prayers it’s not what we thought we wanted. God knows best…
Perhaps, there are just to many possibilities. After all, with that many choices, God may choose something I really don’t want. Because God loves us so completely He knows all there is to know about us. He will make the best choice. Especially when we understand that all He does is for the good of His Kingdom. If it’s good enough for God, it’s good enough for me!
Blessings to you and yours!
Thank you to Bible Gateway for the links to the scripture.