Questioning Pieces

(From my personal meditation journal)

I spent decades asking God why my mom had to die.  I finally – let it go.  There are circumstances we will not know until we meet Jesus in person.

I don’t know how to pray when “I” have pain; so I say The Lords Prayer and it comforts me  I may still have the pain, so it’s another circumstance I won’t know or understand — maybe ever.  And, I’m actually, finally –  okay with it.

A lesson is sometimes part of a plan we didn’t see.  And/or closure from a situation we couldn’t see.  Trusting You is all the vision I need.

For the reverence and fear of God are basic to all wisdom. Knowing God results in every other kind of understanding.
He reveals profound mysteries beyond man’s understanding. He knows all hidden things, for he is light, and darkness is no obstacle to him.

Unlimited Pieces

There is nothing God can’t do, it’s infinite, unlimited and out of the realm of our understanding.

Part of our belief in Jesus Christ is “faith” — I should say a HUGE part of it — is faith.  We walk in faith, the same way a seeing-eye dog guides his person across the street, the dog doesn’t hope that everyone will slow down, he trusts his training.  We receive training too, daily bible reading/mediation, conversing with like-minded people; my good friend Helene says “she loves truth seeking people,” and more than any of that — prayer.  These are our tools; our training.

But when I am afraid, I will put my confidence in you. Yes, I will trust the promises of God. And since I am trusting him, what can mere man do to me?
Come to me and I will give you rest—all of you who work so hard beneath a heavy yoke. Wear my yoke—for it fits perfectly—and let me teach you; for I am gentle and humble, and you shall find rest for your souls; for I give you only light burdens.”