“Rabbi,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?” “It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.
John 9:2-3 NLT
So often, we cry out, “Why, Lord?”
Christians aren’t guaranteed a life of ease and prosperity and comfort while on this earth, and our circumstances compared to the rest of the world are not an indicator of our sinfulness or faithfulness. If Jesus gave us everything that we asked for every time and on our time-frame, we would only choose to use Him, not to love and serve Him.
Sometimes we won’t know this side of eternity why we are facing a certain circumstance in our lives, but He always gives us the promise that He is with us and will not forsake us. And in fact, His way is so much better than the way that we might choose for ourselves if we were in control of our lives with no guidance, correction, discipline, love and encouragement from our Heavenly Father who lives us.
Heavenly Father, we trust you – even in those times where we might not understand. You know best. Your will be done, not ours.