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Why? Such a tiny word that either gives purpose or causes trouble depending on how and when it is being asked. The grieving parent, sibling, relative, or friend over a tragic loss of another, or traumatic event asks with anguish… why? The worker laid off or let go…why? The person who thought the relationship was secure, but now the person leaves… why? Violence and tragedy, corruption and deception, repeated patterns of evil, deep poverty, the list goes on and on… why? why? why? It is easy to fall down the rabbit hole of that why. Usually that why shrinks my vision, and suffocates my heart. It is a natural reaction to look at a situation and feel deeply, but for me it is never helpful to stay with the why.

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I have never once been comforted with that small weighty why. The only answer for this why is looking to the Who. Who goes before me? Who holds the world in His hands? Who can comfort me and others in all this? Who can bring beauty from such ashes? Who has the victory? Who has suffered all these things and joins us in our suffering? Who promises to wipe away every tear and comfort every heartache? Who is working all things out for His glory and our good? That builds a ladder out of my rabbit hole, and brings me into spacious places. Even when there is no good answer to my whys that I can see from my limited view, there is still a very good Who, Who promises never to leave me or forsake me. My looking to the Who…leads me to Jesus who is more that able to handle all my whys. In time, as I slowly hand over all the whys, He trades me my whys for His comfort, and His peace that passes all understanding. On this side of heaven I may not get answers to many of my whys, but I am always promised God’s presence and His goodness in the fullness of time.

31daysoct3* I am joining Five Minute Fridays in a 31 day Writing Challenge. Each day I will be writing on a different word prompt for at least 5 minutes for the month of October.

**Check out 2018’s 31 Day Writing Challenge https://inkblotlife.com/category/write-31-days-2018/



3 thoughts on “Why?

  1. How beautiful Peggy. You have such a way with words and your emotions. I am trying to do this task of writing for at least five minutes a day but, I feel I am not doing it as eloquently as you. You have such a gift. God bless you.


    1. I appreciate that you like my writing. Each person’s writing voice sounds different and we need all the different wordings because different people connect to different ways of things being said. One of my favorite authors writes very poetically and beautifully, it encourages my heart but some of my friends do not prefer her way of communicating. Each of needs to communicate and allow God do what it He wants with it. For me it is more a way to force myself to think out thoughts. For others it may be to share an idea or write as their art. I am finding it a great practice that helps me to work things out and take my thoughts and organize them a bit. It is still challenging and feels a bit vulnerable but it is worth the effort for me. Blessings on your endeavors as you find your voice and share your mind and heart.


      1. I was just reminded that you like to paint (not my gifting) maybe your way of expressing these words is through sketching or painting or creating with art instead of words or with words. You were created with your talents to bring God glory and to enjoy Him. Blessings.


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