Friday, January 8, 2010

Some Days I Ask Why?

Have you ever had times in your life when you ask God, why? Are some of your questions like these?

--God, why did my love one have to die? I miss him/her so much.

--Why does my child have to struggle so much? My heart breaks.

--Lord, I just don't understand this lay off.... it happened at the worst time!

--Father, this job loss is so hard. Why me?

--Why is it that I can't get hired?Is there something wrong with me?

--Why can't life be easier? Some days are just a struggle to get through...

--Why aren't I prettier, funnier, more intelligent (take your pick) than I am?

--Why is this world so crazy? What is the matter with people? Is our country falling apart?

--Why is this happening to me? Did I do something wrong?

Today is one of those days for me.  My life isn't what I think it should be right now. We've been dealing with job loss for a full year now and all the feelings that go with big life changes. Today we got the news that my husband didn't get a job that we were just positive he was going to get. ...and to be honest, it hurts. I did ask God, why? Not in a mad way....just because I don't understand.

Then I was reminded of the verse found in Philippians 4:19. " And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus."  or 1 John 3:20, " ...For God is greater than our hearts, and He knows everything."

Wow Lord, thanks for the reminder. Even on my worst days I can cling to the hope that I have in Christ Jesus. He will meet all my NEEDS.  He knows my heart, but He also knows and understands all things. He sees the future. When I am weary and worn out from worry, I can rest in Him. He loves me and He's got it covered.


  1. Oh Dawn, I am so sorry you're struggling right now! Truth is, I have the 'Why, God?' days more than the faith in God days. I understand.

    Wish I could help, or at least give you a big hug. All I can say is, one day you'll look back at this time in your life with amazement and wonder. Somehow, it all works out. And even if it doesn't...He is still God, right?

  2. Dearest Dawn,
    My dh lost his job in September and I know the terrible feeling, disappointment, anguish and frustration that comes with it. We had so many feelings of loss that you just can not put them into words.
    We were truly blessed that he found a job in December but of course not as much has been difficult and it still is as he continues to search for a different job. It has tested our relationship as well...I pray that you will be showered in blessings this year. Dianntha

  3. I am so hoping you have brighter days ahead! Hang in there.