Thursday, December 26, 2019

No Answers....just God.

We live our lives as if tomorrow is guaranteed....putting off those things we could be doing now..... we take people for granted, thinking we have "time" to say the things that need to be said, or do those things that need to be done.
Assuming our loved ones "know" that we love them....so why say the words?
Going that extra mile to show people how much we care isn't needed....because they should just know how we feel about them, right?
Or how about the "little things"? Those special things we used to do, "just because".
A gift given for no reason.
A kiss, or a hug, out of the blue.
A smile....

Do we care enough to pray for each other?
Do we give our best to our loved ones?
Do we save that last slice of cake for someone else?
Do we bake their favorite cake for their birthday?
Would we go to the store just before closing for the cold medicine that someone needs to get some much needed relief?
Have we carried other's burdens?
Do we give 100 percent when we might get 10 percent in return?
When we don't get...do we stop giving?

Life is hard.
No one knows the answers to all the questions.
We can "think" we're doing everything right, and things still don't work out.
We go through life, following the rules, and something comes along that seems cruel, and unbearable.
We cry out to God, and ask "why"?
"What have I done for such tragedy to come into my life?"
Cancer, a horrible accident, heart attacks, someone drowns.  It happens to a child, a mother, a father, spouse, friend, sibling.....no one is exempt.

We've all been touched by loss in some form....and the answer to the "why" goes unanswered.
We all must pass from this life to the next......the real question is....how will we live while we are here.
Will our total reliance be on God?
Maybe the reason that God doesn't always give us the answers to the whys of our existence is that He knows we haven't got the capacity to understand the answers.
In learning to depend on God, we must accept that we may not know all the answers, but we know that HE does!!!
While we are here....we can live as Jesus did.  Loving one an other. Showing mercy, and grace to each other.  Being kind, and having a servant's heart. Giving our best....even when we feel our worst.  
This "place" is our temporary home.  Someday we will pass into Glory and reside with the One that we depend on....the One that holds all the answers!!!!
WWJD
xo

5 comments:

  1. Beautifully written, a servants heart,,, I love that phrase,,

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  2. When I read an article that calls out to me to take stock and examine myself, I always feel grateful to be able to respond and pray that I might do better! Because we know that life can throw you a curve at any given moment! I know that God has everything in control, but He tells us to love and care for others! Living from glory to glory and day by day through His grace...
    Loved this so much!!
    Hugs, Roxy

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  3. What a great post, Debbie! Life is fragile, but as you pointed out, we tend to think that tomorrow is a given. John and I were in a car accident recently and knowing that it all could have been gone in an instant really was shocking. God is good!

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  4. Wow, this really made me cry. I don't have anything else to say. It touched me is all.
    Hope your Christmas was beautiful Debbie

    deezie

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  5. Such a beautiful post. Yes, I agree with so much you wrote. Like the song says " All I know is I'm not home, this is not where I belong-Take this world and give me Jesus". This is a lovely blog. Blessings to you.

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