Why? vs. What?

This last week my bible study was very appropriate in light of the events that occurred on Monday. It was three chapters of dealing with struggles. Monday’s chapter was all about loss. No matter how big or how small, loss hurts.

Here is what  Lysa Terkeurst had to say about after our loss and how we deal with it.

“Asking why is perfectly normal. Asking why isn’t unspiritual. However, if asking this question pushes us farther from God rather than drawing us closer to Him, it is the wrong question.”

Asking “why” is naturally the first thing we do. We want to understand how something so devastating could have happened. But wallowing in the Why can lead us into a downward spiral of seeing nothing but problems with no answers in sight, no remedy. So we can’t just linger on the Why, we have to move on to a more important question.

What.

What is it I am supposed to learn from this?

What will God reveal through this?

“Now that this has happened, what am I supposed to do with it?”

God, I look to You

I won’t be overwhelmed

Give me a vision to see things like You do

God, I look to You

You’re where my help comes from

Give me wisdom

You know just what to do

Let’s cry out that verse this week as we actively seek out what we are called to do in these times.

Hailey