Answers

5 07 2010

It is the only thing written in the back of my Bible. It simply says, “I don’t know all the answers, but I know Someone who does.”

We live in a world of questions. We live much of our lives in search of answers. Sometimes the questions are simple. At times, the questions touch the deepest part of who we are. Many times the questions echo our pain and confusion. There are moments when our questions call us to examine our hearts. So many questions.

Answers can be hard to come by. We sometimes struggle with our inability to answer the questions that define our lives. We think that having answers will give us a sense of peace or a shred of control over our lives. If we can just fit all the pieces together, make sense of it all, understand the whys, whens, and wheres that arise, we will be able to move forward.

The truth is we aren’t always able to figure out all the answers. And that is okay. There are pieces I will never be able to fit together, mysteries I will never be able to solve, and circumstances I will never be able to control. I don’t have all the answers, but I know Someone who does.

Deuteronomy 29:29 says, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.”

My Jesus Resolution today is to remember that my best answer is always Jesus. He sees all the whens. He is present in all the wheres. He knows the reasons for all the whys. I don’t have to know all the answers. I just need to know Jesus. I can put all the pieces in His hands, trusting that He will fit them together in me in the way that best brings His image to bear in my life.


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5 07 2010
Chris

As usual, this hits on one of my biggest weaknesses. Always trying to come up with a “reasonable” answer to some problem. Usually it has to do with grandchildren and their struggles and sometimes questionable decisions. But in the end, I know Jesus does have the answers and if I trust HIM I don’t have to have ALL the answers. Thank you for your very pertinent posts.

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