Oh, the questions we ask God sometimes.
Why am I here?
Why didn’t this or that work out?
Why can’t I manage to open this door in my life?
How did this happen?
What do I do now?
All good questions. When we find ourselves in a place in life we do not want to be in – circumstances our our making or through no fault of our own – honest reflection and self-examination is good to avoid life’s pitfalls from happening again. (Wisdom is always good, and life’s best lessons are many times hard learned.)
The problem is often – no, I’ll go out on a limb here and say usually – when we ask these questions of the LORD, we are asking the wrong questions, for the wrong reasons.
We miss the point.
The point is this: God is sovereign.
We need to always remember this: whatever we face, God knows.
Our hopes and dreams – God knows.
Our hurts and failures – God knows.
Our fears and worries – God knows.
Our needs, our weaknesses, our past, present and future – God knows.
And, being sovereign over all He created means the LORD is not bound by time or space. Wherever you have arrived in life, God is already there.
And He knows what you need. He knows how to see you through. He knows what’s best for us, and what isn’t. He knows when we’ve tripped and fallen. He knows why life isn’t fair.
And, for us, knowing this – that our Heavenly Father Who loves us with a depth our minds cannot fathom, is sovereign over all – is far more important and significant than any hurt, loss or shame we experience.
It doesn’t matter where you are. God is there. And Jesus is where our focus needs to be. Not on ourselves. Not on our failures. Not on our shame or pain or suffering. True strength, real success, comes from faithfully, patiently waiting on the LORD. He knows what we need far better than we do.
And He can take you where you are, as you are, and doing an amazing work in you. We are here to serve God and others, to set an example of faith in Christ, to surrender to Jesus and let Him do as He wills in our lives.