I Don’t Know How
There are so many things in this life that I cannot explain, but I am starting to realize that I don’t have to. It’s all right to have questions without answers – even those questions that are related to our faith. We aren’t required to know it all or even pretend that we do.
I don’t know how everything was created out of nothing, but I know Who did it, so I believe it happened the way the Bible says it did.
I don’t know how the Red Sea was parted, but I know Who did it and He can control what He created.
I don’t know how walking around a city and shouting could make the walls fall down, but I know Who told Joshua to do it and it happened at Jericho.
I don’t know how the lions’ mouths were shut or how Daniel wasn’t mauled to death in their den, but I know Who protected him.
I don’t know how all things will work together for good to those that love the Lord, but I know Who is in control of the “all” and the “good.”
I don’t know how I am supposed to go through life not worrying, but because I know the Who that told me not to… I know I can do it.
I don’t know how I can make it through every trial and temptation, but I know the Who that told me He would help me through it.
I can do all things… through Christ! I can, because He can – through me! I know the Who!
Maybe we don’t need to know the how – maybe we don’t need to be the ones that know everything, because there is already Someone who does.
I Don’t Know Why
I don’t know why God made us capable of sinning and allows us to exercise our free-will, but I know Who can redeem me when I do sin.
I don’t know why the perfect Son of God had to be beaten and crucified for my sins, but I know Who planned it.
I don’t know why God executes punishment differently in different circumstances, but I know He is just.
I don’t know why God asks us to be immersed in water for forgiveness of sins, but He does, so I did.
I don’t know why God allows bad things to happen to good people, but I trust in Him.
I don’t know why God doesn’t just wipe out all the evil in this world, but I know eternity with Him will be perfect.
Maybe the why’s aren’t as important as the Who that told us to do them. Maybe we should focus more on the Who than the why.
I Do Know Who
Even if I don’t know the how or the why – I do know the Who.
I know that He is, and always has been, and always will be.
I know that He is above all things and above all people.
I know that He has power over death and will come again!
I really don’t think our little minds, as complex and as wonderful as they are could handle a lot of the why or the how. I can’t even fully comprehend the Who, but I think that is enough.
We limit the Who.
Don’t limit God, because you aren’t smart enough to think like He thinks.
Don’t limit God, because you aren’t as powerful as He is and can’t do what He does.
Get to know the Who and the how and why won’t matter as much.
Remember that we can absolutely change this world, because of the Who in our lives! Don’t limit God. David took down Goliath on a lunch errand – he didn’t plan to do something big that day, but God did.
I don’t know how, but I know Who…
“For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.” – 2 Timothy 1:12