“The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.” (Deut. 29:29)
The LORD doesn’t tell us everything. There are mysteries of this universe and the vast galaxies that only He can fathom. There are fish in the ocean that only He sees and wonders in the heavens that only He observes. The divine wisdom of God understands and observes every hair on my head, but I only know the number is diminishing.
We also don’t know why everything happens. Why do God’s people suffer? Why does one person enjoy blessings while another must grieve like Job did? These unanswerable questions caused David to question his life and his faith – when David contemplated the success of the wicked and the struggles of the righteous he said, “my feet had almost stumbled, my steps had nearly slipped, for I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.” (Ps 73:2-3). In the dark and hollow days of sorrow, it is natural to ask, “Why?”
The answer to personal suffering is – I don’t know. None of us does. We don’t get to know everything – we just get to know Him who does.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” (2 Cor 1:3-4)
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