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[dropcaps style=”]T[/dropcaps]here is one question that we learn to ask at an early age: why? While it can test the patience of any parent, those initial questions show that we are trying to discover the underlying meaning or reason for something existing. We become accustomed to asking that question as we get older, and it can bounce off the walls and leave us with no answer. Questions without answers can leave us searching for more.

Laying it Down 

There are some things on this side of heaven that we will not understand. When we are up against the wall, why is not always the right question. We can’t always know why your dad left, your marriage crumbled, your doctor gave you an unwelcome diagnosis, your friendship dissolved, or your plans didn’t work out. The list of questions could be endless. It can make us want to crumble under the emotional weight of not knowing or raise our voice in frustration. Even so, we are left with the same question and no answer. It may be time to change our questions.


We have to take our why questions and lay them at the feet of Jesus. He is the best at caring for the broken. Even if God told you why, you may still not understand. God is sovereign, and one day we will stand before Him and say, “You are good, and You do good.” All of our questions will be forever wrapped up in the arms of a loving God.

Secret to Unanswered Questions

Until then, don’t let the unanswered questions cause you to lose heart. Don’t let in the bitterness that comes knocking at your door. Stop trying to rationalize why it happened to you instead of someone else. When we lay down our unanswered questions, we have the opportunity to pick up something better. Paul knew the secret to unanswered questions. He said, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 NLT)


We can search out all the answers, worrying with discontent. Or, we can lay it down, pick up the gift of peace, and watch it flood our lives with a newfound thankfulness that only He can give.


Choose wisely.


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