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When Why Leaves You wondering
Published on: March 13, 2024

I have heard these questions asked many times. How could God allow this to happen? Why would my husband leave me? How can good come out of this? Why did this happen to me? I have asked them myself. I don’t presume to have all the answers because I still wonder why.  Why did my son have to die? No matter what the question is, I know this, even if tragedy happens the God of all Wonders is with you through the good times and the bad. (This Wondering is capitalized because it’s marveling at your majestic Creator!)

It’s okay to wonder why when things happen that leave you in despair or brokenhearted, but don’t camp out there. If you linger in your lostness you can open yourself up to feelings of bitterness, anger or depression. Accept that sometimes there is no logical answer. Even if, is a powerful phrase. Listen to “Even If” by Mercy Me, this song acknowledges that even if my circumstances don’t change, Jesus is my hope alone! 

The Hebrew teens would not bow to the idol, they wondered if  the God of Wonders would save them from the fiery furnace. But there was a fourth man in the furnace with them that looked like the Son Of God. They did not burn because of Him (Daniel 3:17-18). God is faithful, He is always with you in the tragedy or loss. 

Here are six ways to turn your wondering into Wondering:

Prayer- Even Jesus paused to pray to the Father. Talk to Him about your concerns and frustrations. The very moment you pray, the tide of battle turns and your enemies have to flee (Psalm 56:9). You enter a wonderful spiritual realm when you seek God and draw near to Him.

Praise- Praise is the password to His presence.”Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and bless his name” (Psalm 100:4 KJV ). God inhabits the praises of His people, you could not have a better companion with you through the ups and downs of life (Psalm 22:3). Praise Him even if the deliverance is delayed, for His timing is perfect.

Perspective- Your suffering may be terrible, remember the Lord saves the crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18). I’m not dismissing your trial, I’ve learned tragedy is temporary in the light of Eternity. His mercies and Wonders are new every morning. Shift your focus from wondering why to Wondering that the God of all creation cares and makes a way when there seems to be no way. This transition takes time. Time does not heal all wounds, but it does lessen the acuity of the pain. Fix your eyes on Jesus, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross. You are his joy! (Hebrews 12:2).

Power-God’s Word is powerful. Meditate on it and you will have strength and health to the very core of your being (Proverbs 4:21-22). Sometimes there is no logical answer to why, but you can have peace and power to come out the other side as a result of filling your thoughts with His Wonderful Words.

People-It’s wonderful how the connections between people support them. Like the Redwoods who are linked in their shallow root system which gives them the ability to withstand storms, you need people to withstand your storms. Have coffee and conversation, share your heart and this will lighten your burden. Share with yourself and journal, you will gain insights in how to survive this time of wondering why as you hear from the God of Wonders. Counseling will also help you gain understanding on how to cope and press on despite the pain.

Psalm- Soak in the Psalms. They are full of the Wonder and promises of the Lord. The 23rd Psalm is one of my favorites. “The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. (He sustains you and is with you in any lack)….Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me ALL the days of my life: and I WILL dwell in the house of the Lord FOR EVER” (Psalm 23 KJV, capitals and explanations added by this author).

You don’t always get an answer to why, but you can get an answer to how you get through any challenge or difficulty. Jesus is always with you, He lives in you. So know that He will turn it around for your good because He is a Wonder-working good God. I wonder that He does this when none of us deserve it. Wonder no more, the reality of this Wonder is an everlasting love and grace for you.

Wondering with you, Debbie