Hope, Pain, The Search for Answers, Trust, Words of Endurance

The Question~Why?

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me,
s0 far from the words of my groaning?

For many of us, as well as with King David, the pain and suffering of life draws the nagging question why? out into the open.

Few of us ask many questions when life is going well. But when life doesn’t go the way we think it should, when a tragedy befalls us or our loved ones, or when we can’t make sense out of what is happening, the question why? often pops to the surface.

That was how it was for Dave and I. Our life was going great – almost like a fairy tale. We were young and healthy – we were growing in our faith – we were happily married – we had two beautiful children – Dave’s baseball career was successful.

And then from what seemed out of nowhere …

Wham!!! Dave is diagnosed with cancer – the loss of physical health and career.

Wham!!! I experience a debilitating depression in the midst of Dave’s battle– loss of emotional health – unable to fulfill my duty as a wife, mother, and caregiver.

We felt blindsided… and I asked God … why?

Have you felt blindsided on your journey? Are you asking God why? Then join me on a journey into God’s Word in search for the answer to the question … why?

I found truths in the pages of the Bible that brought peace to my questioning mind and set me free. Over the next several weeks, together, I will be sharing those truths with you.

I leave you with the following Scripture – a prayer of the ever-questioning King David – please make it your prayer.
Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths;
guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.

On the journey with you,
Jan Dravecky