Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Don't Ask Why...
I never cease to be amazed at how God works in our lives.  He begins preparing us for situations long before they are even a thought in our minds.  This truth that I am trying to convey in this poem is something that He has been working into my life for a very long time now.  With my own physical issues (shoulder surgery, back surgery, etc) and financial struggles; I kept hearing God say in my spirit, "do you really trust Me?"  And now facing the greatest trial of my life, and the life of my family, I can honestly say "yes Lord, I trust You!"  There is a peace and a joy that has settled over us because of that confidence that we have in Him.  So even though at times my heart is so heavy that the tears come, I just remember to ask God what it is that I need to do next and....

Don’t Ask Why

When bad things happen
Or so it seems
And suddenly there’s a threat
To our hopes and our dreams
We must remember
All we’ve still got
And don’t ask God why
But ask what
Why is a big question
Though a very small word
To think we might understand
Is simply absurd
He has all under control
Of what is and is not
So don’t ask God why
But ask what
Leave the reasons to Him
And just seek direction
What’s the next step Lord
And where’s the connection
To what we should learn
From all you have wrought
Don’t insult God with why
But ask what
The why is far reaching
In God’s grand design
And it’s simply too much
For our human mind
To ask why lacks faith
And faith means a lot
So don’t ask God why
But ask what
Why seems so demanding
While what shows submission
Trusting His will
In every condition
Moment by moment
Connecting each dot
Don’t ask God why
But ask what
Our curiosity can wait
Till heaven we reach
But here humbly waiting
For the Lord to teach
Show me with patience
And I’ll give my best shot
And try not to ask why
But ask what

Pr 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Ps 119:165  Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them. 

These are two verses that over the years have become a  part of the bedrock of my faith.  The passage in Psalms 119, in the original language, where our text says "nothing shall offend them", actually gives the idea that no stumbling block will trip them up or cause them to fall in their spiritual walk.  I am so thankful for the Living Word of God that can speak directly to our hearts at the time we need it most.  Verses that I have known for years, now have new and fresh meaning for me.  Thank you Lord!