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  1. So good, Tasha! At some point we all ask why, and at some point we must all decide if we will trust Him even when we don’t get an answer. I love your response to Nancy’s heartache. It is a decision each of us must make, but where else is there life? And life in abundance once we surrender to Him, including the peace we all crave.

  2. My almost-four year old is currently in the “why” stage. Thank you for this word, I’m going to have to meditate on it a while now…

  3. This is beautiful .So, so true. I’ve def. struggled with wanting to know ‘why’ but I have accepted that I am on a ‘need to know’ basis with God. It doesn’t make it easier to go through, but I do think it brings peace to let it go and lean into trust.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      This is an excellent point that I should I have mentioned in the post– it doesn’t make it “easier” to go through, but gives peace while you’re in the midst. Yes, yes.

  4. I am stuck in the middle of why right now. When I am crying out to the Lord and the pain is still there, I feel so far from the Lord. I know He loves me and will never leave me but when the pain doesn’t leave I honestly feel alone. How do I move past the why into the trust and faith that He is still there for me.

    1. Natasha Metzler says:

      For me, it came to a moment of deciding that I would follow and serve him, even if I didn’t understand.

      A bit like the disciples, when Jesus made statements that went against everything they had been taught, and they were forced to decide if they would continue to follow Him or not. Jesus asked them, “Will you too leave me?” and Peter responded, “Where else would we go? For You alone have the words of life.”

      If God doesn’t make sense, or if we disagree or even hate what He allows– where else will we go?

      My answer, for myself, was that there is no other place. For only in Him is life. Even if that life is sometimes painful.

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