Why?

Why?

I have known for quite a while that there are seasons in life full of sorrow and heartache, of pain and suffering, of trials and tribulation.

But I never expected to get hit like this.

I keep wondering why these things are happening to me and around me, all at once.

Why?

I’ve stood on the shore and asked this question over and over as I look out to the One Who holds everything that I am in His hands … and despite the fact that I’ve been hurting, despite the fact that I still am, I’ve found that my faith runs deeper, my love for Him is stronger, and my resolve that His plan for me is far better than my own, is much, much greater than the awful things I have been experiencing. I’ve looked straight into the eyes of evil and come out stronger than ever before. Why?

Because at the very beginning of each hardship, I fell on my face at the feet of Jesus, with tears streaming down my face, asking that He would protect and take care of us … and of me.

More than ever before, I’ve seen my faith at work. For the first time in my life, the hardships weren’t teaching me valuable lessons; they were teaching me what trusting in the Lord does, and how having faith in His plan positively impacts a person’s life.

I don’t trust Him less after all of this; I trust Him even more. I can’t fully understand why, but instead of trying to figure that out, it is just something else I’m putting in His hands. My life, every single thing that it consists of, is in His care; there is absolutely no other place I would rather it be.

And so, I am using the stumbling blocks the enemy has put in my way as the foundation for my home – a house that is a symbol of my firm reliance on my God. It isn’t much, but it’s all that I can give. I know that I cannot face this life for a single second by myself; without Him by my side, I am absolutely nothing: a coward, the odd-man out, a loser. But with His strength, I am steadily conquering everything that has ever troubled me and coming up stronger every single day.

Man, this Sunday has gotten off to an emotional start for me. How’s your day going so far?

— Maggie

30 thoughts on “Why?

  1. I have been praying for you and your family. I’ve been going through some struggles, and almost every day I ask, “why??” It’s so hard, but God is with me every single step of the way.

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  2. “I know that I cannot face this life for a single second by myself; without Him by my side, I am absolutely nothing: a coward, the odd-man out, a loser. But with His strength, I am steadily conquering everything that has ever troubled me and coming up stronger every single day.” Dear Maggie, well done!

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  3. Amen!!!! This is why you are coming up stronger everyday! You are giving it to Him and that’s all He wants you to do. We can give God praise with our mouths, anyone can do that but it is that action of faith, of believing, of knowing. He see’s those actions! What’s the saying actions speak louder than words. You’re doing what Job did, being that faithful, believing, giving Him the glory, child that God wants you, wants ALL of us to be. You are walking that walk with Him, not just talking the talk. Victorious is His name!

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    1. Thank you so much, Margaret ❀ ❀ ❀ I truly appreciate your kind words!! I don't know if my faith is stronger than my fear, but I really am getting stronger every day. Amen! Victorious is His name!!!

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      1. No thanks needed. It is a blessing for me to watch you growing in your faith. I know your faith is strong so I didn’t mean it like that. I think our faith will never stop growing until we leave this earth and start our new life at Home, with God πŸ™‚

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      2. I know you didn’t mean anything; I was just thinking about it myself. Part of my has really been struggling this past month and a half, but the other part of me has really grown in the Lord. πŸ™‚ That is very true; our faith will continue to grow throughout our whole lives.

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      3. Amen; He is definitely winning all of my battles for me. πŸ™‚ I never pictured myself to be in any way like Job…but now I can see the resemblance!

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  4. “For the first time in my life, the hardships weren’t teaching me valuable lessons; they were teaching me what trusting in the Lord does, and how having faith in His plan positively impacts a person’s life”✨✨✨ this is exactly how I’ve been feeling lately with all the things going on I my life. Well said, beautifully written and very wise.

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  5. Oh how real that is….thanks for being vulnerable enough to show people how things are going, the real and deep things. Very well done πŸ™‚ Just know that there are many people willing to pray for you, me included! Is there anything in specific that I can pray for?? If you prefer to, you can ALWAYS just send me an email! Hope you have a fabulous rest of the day❀❀❀

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    1. It’s no problem; I don’t mind being so open, as I know that I can help others when they’re going through things, too πŸ™‚ Recently, I’ve really been feeling like me and my family’s privacy is being violated (we’ve been dealing with theft), so if you could, please pray that the Lord will protect us from any further harm. ❀ Thank you so much, and I hope that your day's great, too!

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  6. I feel like, in the back of the my thoughts, in the corner of my heart, there is peace and assurance in that trust. That’s the comfort we have in trusting God, even though the feelings may not always be in full bloom. Jesus Christ has planted them inside of us, through His Spirit. And the Holy Spirit has made our heart His home. We are never truly alone, and that by itself is comforting. ❀ May the peace of God rest upon your shoulders, and your family.

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  7. Because at the very beginning of each hardship, I fell on my face at the feet of Jesus, with tears streaming down my face, asking that He would protect and take care of us … and of me.

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