“Finally, when all has been said that can be said in the relief of the intellectual problem involved, it must be confessed that beyond the revealed purposes of God there still remains much of mystery. And for this there is no answer except the attitude of worship in which we humbly acknowledge that a sovereign God cannot be required by men to give all the reasons for what He chooses to do”.
(Study notes from the NKJV New Scofield Study Bible on Job 42)
There are times in our lives when the question “Why?” simply has no answer. And when we ask the question of God, as much as we want the explanation and the justification and the reasoning and the logic for whatever is happening in our lives, sometimes He chooses not to tell us.
And I need to be OK with that.
At the end of the day, my response needs to be simply…trust. Trust in a God who knows a whole lot more about things than I do. Trust in a God who has promised me that He’ll work all things together for good for those who love Him.
I can find peace in not having the answers I want or think I deserve. But the peace can’t come if I’m still fighting or sulking or over-analyzing. I simply need to find that attitude of worship…and “humbly acknowledge that a sovereign God cannot be required by men to give all the reasons for what He chooses to do”.
God knows what He’s doing, and that’s good enough for me.
Indeed these are the mere edges of His ways, And how small a whisper we hear of Him! Job 26:14
Why do you contend with Him? For He does not give an accounting of any of His words. Job 33:13
Oh, the depth of His riches, both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgements, and His ways past finding out! Romans 11:33