Still seeking…

Even after all these years..I am still seeking understanding, meaning, and insights into life. God made me this way..He made everyone this way. We have a part of us that wants to know more about life and about God. We are all seekers. It is amazing to realize that we never arrive..we never have full understanding..we never know it all. We are limited by our finite minds and our humanity. God is the only one with all the answers all the time.

He chooses when to reveal things to us and when to withhold. He has the plan and He unfolds it day by day. Today is really all we have. We can drag the past around with us or peer into the future.. but the truth is we can only live fully one day at a time. Our impatience gets the best of us when we try to do this. We want things to move quickly..we want what we want and we want it now. Our culture praises this type of thinking. Just go for it. You can be anything you want to be. Really?

If that were true I don’t think we would see the suffering and struggling that we face in our own lives and in the lives of those around us. We are not running the universe. Yes..we make choices and there are consequences of our own actions..but we live in a fallen world. Suffering is real. Grief is real. Loss is real. Pain is real. Our challenge is to live fully in these circumstances..to set our sights on the redeeming work of God even though we do not have all the answers. To trust His heart.. to keep seeking answers and understanding. To grow and learn daily as we walk with Him.

“Then the Lord said to Job..Do you still want to argue with the Almighty? You are God’s critic, but do you have all the answers?”

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