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When things don't make sense

Daily Thought

Your Word for 17 May 2024

John 15:4
‘Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in Me.’

We all face those things that leave us with questions.  In the course of life we have to go through different and challenging situations and we wonder why.  Often times, things do not seem to make sense.  This leads us to ask the question ‘why?’  Why did this happen or why did we have to go through that?
As humans we want things explained and we want to understand and make sense of everything.  This is not always possible, but in it all we can know that God loves us and He has a plan for each of our lives.
Unfortunately things that we don’t understand are part of life.  This is one of the aspects of life that we have to come to terms with.  Although we would like everything to make sense, it is unlikely that this will actually happen.
We envy people who we are convinced have no problems and we can’t understand why we have to face all the things that confront us.  The truth is that we do not know what others are facing and the reality is that everyone faces times when things do not make sense.
If your life is without any challenge and every detail of your life is neatly buttoned up, don’t be too confident!  We all face times and situations that do not make sense.
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