Sometimes life takes us by surprise and suddenly gets complicated without our consent or any warnings.Out of nowhere, the simplest of things can turn into the most difficult, and that’s when we find ourselves relentlessly questioning God, or ourselves, or the people around us. We’ll ask the question “Why?” more than we ever have, because we’re desperate to understand why things have unexpectedly taken a turn for the worst. Have we been cursed? Or punished? Or tested? We just want answers…
Indeed, it is not easy to remain calm when your life is upside down, but you must understand that how you act in times of trouble is a reflection of your capacity to have faith in God.
Every single one of us has a life and destiny that has been uniquely crafted by God. He has already been wherever you’re about to go, and He has directed each and every step of your life; from the day you were born till this very moment. So whether you’ve gotten rejected by five colleges, or gotten fired from every job, or lost many loved ones, you should understand that it is all a part of your life’s story, and everything that has happened, happened for a reason.
It’s normal to want to understand why God does certain things, but in the real sense of it, it’s not in your place to. Your life could be really messy and you may have experienced a tragedy that has ripped you into a million pieces, but it’s not your job to ask God why. He does everything, good or bad, because it is part of His divine plan for your life.
Remember that the road to glory is never a smooth one. You’d be surprised at the amount of turmoil and challenges the most successful people in the world may have battled with before getting to where they are; further validating the fact that no one can live a painless life.
When life gets tough, don’t chastise God and give up on everything completely. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “ For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” So, no matter the magnitude of your challenges, never think that God has singled you out and punished you. Before you get to where God wants you to be, chances are you will experience several ordeals and misfortunes. Don’t complain, and neither should you ask God why, because everything you’re dealing with right now may be shaping you up for something greater.
Proverbs 3:5 says that you should “Trust in the Lord your God with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” Hence, instead of interrogating God or assuming things, put your hope in Him instead; it makes everything much easier. Believe in your heart that every tragedy or disappointment you have experienced is preparing you for a much bigger and better blessing. Have faith that whatever has happened to you has happened because it is a part of God’s plan for your life. You are where you are for a reason, not by accident.
A lot things may not make sense in the beginning, but in time, you will understand.