You’re in good company!

 There’s Abraham who couldn’t understand why God would ask him to sacrifice his son.

Then there’s Moses who God exalted for forty years in Egypt right up to being second in command, and then God took him out into the desert for another forty years looking after sheep.

He probably didn’t understand either.

Oh! Let’s not forget Joseph who could not understand the cruelty of his brothers; the lies and false story against him from his master’s wife, and then to top it all off, the long years of being unjustly put in prison.

I’m sure he had a big question mark as well!

Furthermore, we are reminded of Joseph’s father, Jacob, who couldn’t understand why Jospeh was ripped out of his life? Why Lord????

Then there’s Elizabeth and Zacharias, being well stricken in years, not being able to have a child. They couldn’t understand either.

Then of course we are reminded of Jacob having to wait fourteen years for Rachel for his wife. Man! That would test your understanding! I’m sure he said something along these lines “God, I’m doing my best! Give me a break! I need something! I have absolutely no idea what you’re doing LORD?!”


You may be saying …

“God, why do I have this infirmity, sickness, persecution, affliction, distress in my life? I don’t understand?”

“I don’t understand why God is taking the long road instead of giving me a short cut? Lord, I’m ready right now to serve you!”

“Lord why won’t you save my children? I just don’t’ understand!”

“Lord, why have you allowed my child to be killed? I don’t understand!”

“Lord I don’t understand that the plans I have for you are good and worthwhile but they don’t come to anything! I keep getting thwarted!”

“Lord, I don’t understand why the blessings I need are so long delayed?”

“Lord, why am I single and can’t find a wife/ husband?”

“God why have you taken what was near and dear to me away? I don’t understand.”

Dear Reader, you don’t’ have to understand God’s ways.

In fact the Bible says it’s impossible.

The best you can do is to find people in the Bible and know that others that have gone before you have experienced something similar to what you are going through.

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen. Romans 11:33-36

All your lack of understanding just proves one thing … that God is God and you’re not.

Let’s put it this way, God does not expect you to understand.

You don’t expect your children to understand you – just trust, obey and believe you. AMEN?

We have a pure gold guarantee, that one day looking in that rear vision mirror in heaven, we will see the glory of God in all the things we did not understand.

But all this ‘faith thing’ does not sit well in this instant gratification society in which we live. Most people can’t hang onto themselves, and not mentally go to pieces, for a long week-end. 

But put it this way, if God does give you an answer to your “WHY” question, do something about it.

But odds on, you won’t be able to, as it will be an impossible task he sets you.

But this is God’s plan to shut you in without an escape so that you must go back to him for an opening of the doors, a deliverance or a way out … and in his good will and time!


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Harley Hitchcock



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