A Life Worth Living by Nancy Buxton

Today was a day of stories.   I read a quote about the fact that the reason God keeps creating babies is because He loves stories.  Isn’t that statement so true?  We all have a story but they aren’t all as fun to tell as the stories I make up for my grandchildren.

Today I heard stories of tragedy, parents who are still grieving the loss of their son, trying to look on the positive side and yet the sadness in their eyes tell the story.  A father sad over the illness of his child and wondering why.  The story from my friend grieving because her friend died from a freak accident.  I saw someone in a wheelchair, what a story he has!  I saw the pain in his parents eyes as they watched him. I saw the tears when a mother told me she rarely sees her children and grandchildren, I felt her pain as the tears trickled down her cheek.  Stories, stories every where!

What I want to know is why does  God see fit to heal, or do something for  some?  Why is heaven so silent at other times?  How does God decide when to intervene? Are these fair questions?  I don’t care if they are fair or not I have a right to ask and so do you.

I am sorry to tell you I don’t have the answer, I sure wish I did.  What I do know is this, it is important to know what I believe and it’s important for you to know what you believe.  Write it down and read it over and over.

Here’s the catch sometimes what we think we believe, what we say we believe and how we live to show these believes  don’t add up, if you know what I mean.

Here is my belief, I believe that Jesus is the Lord of  Everything!  I believe He knows what He is doing!  I pray my faith in Him will show that I have hope and confidence enough to trust Him through it all.

As I listened to the stories today, I have to tell you I heard hope from every person.  The story maybe sad or right down awful but there was hope in every story. I praise Him again and again for His faithfulness unto all generations.

Comments on: "Is it Okay if I Just Ask Why?" (5)

  1. Jesus Christ is the Lord of everything! You are so right and to be able to say that in the good and the bad times is what we desire – to know God’s love so well that we trust Him in everything.

  2. nancyoutlook said:

    Amen

  3. From personal experience– A lot of people see my illness as a curse, as a roadblack. I don’t. I see my illness as a door to being able to reach out to other people in pain, dealing with fear or looking at death. Without my illness I would have not have a way to empathize with them or share a common ground. A death, an illness, a handicap… can be a ministry in action, in prayer, in support.

    Yes, the story may be sad but there can be a happy ending.

  4. nancyoutlook said:

    Carrie–You are so right and I am so glad you are willing to share your story. That’s what life is all about our stories can have a big impact on someone else. It is wonderful how God has taken care of every detail, even sharing stories.

  5. Martin Weber said:

    Nancy, it’s hard enough for me to accept God’s will when it doesn’t feel good. It’s even more difficult for me when His will doesn’t seem good.

    I guess that since God has given eternal life to us so freely and lovingly in Jesus, He has the right to expect us to trust Him with the small stuff (by comparison–everything else, even life and death in this world).

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