Instead of Asking Why Ask How

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As I find myself looking back on my past and all the things that have happened to me, I can’t help but wonder why things had to go the way they did. 

I can sit here and pretend I’m not at least a little bit frustrated, but that would be a lie and it wouldn’t help anyone. Why did it take so long for me to get parents? Why hasn’t God told me what to do with my life?

The list Goes on and on…

But here’s what I have realized- I shouldn’t be asking God why. I should be asking Him how He wants me to handle the situation I am in.

I need to be asking God what can I do in this exact moment to really take advantage of the time I have in the place that He has me.

I may not be able to see it but I know that God is working in the background. He WILL work everything out (Romans 8:28).

I shouldn’t be questioning why things happen the way they did. All I want is to do what God want’s me to do and I am writing this because I am pretty sure you do too. It doesn’t matter where we are. We have the ability to be used.

Are you frustrated with the way your life is looking right now? Are you losing your grasp on contentment? Are you trying to read too much into how God is working in your life?

I want you to know that God doesn’t waste anything. Even if you are doing something you feel is useless, God has a plan and it will come to pass. That’s the promise I am believing today and my prayer is that you do the same.

~ Lovelle ❤

 

6 thoughts on “Instead of Asking Why Ask How

  1. Trudy Den Hoed

    I can identify with these feelings, Lovelle. It’s so hard to understand why our lives went the way they did or why God doesn’t give us clear answers to where we should go next. I love your encouragement that with God nothing is wasted!

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  2. Claire

    Your words of encouragement and wisdom always seem to come right when I need them the most. I’m currently going through a medical crisis with my mother, and it is very tempting to ask “why”. But you are so right that that’s the wrong question to ask.

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  3. jenniferkindle

    Great post!! And I’m so selfishly trying to be thankful for the parents I’ve always had. Thank you for putting things in a new light! On Feb 8, 2016 12:54 PM, “Lovelle Gerth-Myers” wrote:

    > Lovelle Gerth-Myers posted: ” As I find myself looking back on my past and > all the things that have happened to me, I can’t help but wonder why things > had to go the way they did. I can sit here and pretend I’m not at least a > little bit frustrated, but that would be a lie and it wo” >

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