Trusting God When Nothing Makes Sense

so many questions

Have you ever been in a situation where you did not understand what was going on?

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)

Many times, things do not make sense.  It feels like there is no God looking after us or protecting us from harm.  Many times, we question God’s existence because life can be so cruel that it is impossible to believe in mercy and justice.  We do not understand where we went wrong or what else have we not given.

What did we do to deserve the loss, the injustice, the tragedy?

It can be frustrating to look for an answer.  We may never find out in this lifetime.  We may never figure out the beginning and the end of the mess we are in.  We may never understand life.  But, we were never called to understand.  We were never called to solve the mystery of life.  We were called to believe.  We were called to trust.  He never promised a perfect life, but He promised that joy and glory await us in the end.

Your life may be like a giant jigsaw puzzle right now; full of complexities and odd events that do not seem to connect with one another.

We may feel like there are pieces that do not belong, that maybe some pieces are missing, or that we will never finish what we have started.

It may be difficult to trust that everything is going to be okay, but it will be.  The puzzle of your life has all the pieces it needed to complete the picture.  Some pieces may look out of place, but it belongs there somehow.  You have everything you need; you just do not see it yet because of all the mess that is going on right now.

Take the puzzle one piece at a time.  Pray for each part.  Look closely.  Someday all those pieces will fall in the right places and connect.  One day you will step back and you will see how beautiful your life still is, as each odd little piece fit together to make the whole picture.  Keep praying. God will answer your prayers.  Trust Him.  Even when your life makes no sense.