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  • Writer's pictureBerdine le Roux

The why's of life

While we’re writing our life-story, events can cross our path that catapult our story in a completely different direction. Two strangers can be confronted with the same event, yet have different outcomes. For the one person the result is good and for the other not great.

Why does one of my friends recover from Covid but the other dies from it? This is currently one of my many questions.

The truth is that nobody has the exact answers. We can try and reason about it but we’ll just get more worthless answers, more confusion and more resentment in our hearts towards others and the Lord.

I have decided to find my peace in that the Lord knows exactly what He is doing, and that every day of my life is in His hands. Even though I don’t understand a great deal about this.

John 9: 1-3 (NIV) provided me with some clarity about all my why’s:

As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.”

It is often the why’s in our lives that give God so much honour. God uses the why’s to reveal Himself to His children and manifest Himself in the world we live. If everything in our lives went smoothly, would we have been 100% dependent on the Lord?

Now you may well think, how can God reveal himself through somebody’s illness? I think it’s precisely here where the Lord comes and changes you, because you have a choice. Will the event make you resentful, or will you choose to grow from it, stand up and walk victoriously?

Give your future to the Lord, and allow Him to come and change you, and that your testimony may glorify Him.

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