Thursday, February 12, 2015

FAB-ruary 9th

Another day to link up with Helen at:

And to be challenged to "find the fab" in my life!

Today, the challenge is to share...

What's Your Why?

This is a hard one...

but the way I interpret it is this:

WHY would God allow a young mother to be taken so early, leaving her young children without a mother; and sometimes even without a father?

WHY would a young person take his own life, because somebody treated him badly?

WHY does God look on as one suffers from a life-threatening illness?

WHY would He take somebody's memory from them; leaving them to go through life without knowing just what is going on in his life?

Why would He allow someone to lose all they had in a disaster such as fire or a hurricane or a tornado or any other "natural disaster"?

WHY was my own mother taken before I could visit her one last time and tell her "goodbye"!?

WHY does life have to be so hard?

Why?  Why?  Why?

There is no way to actually answer these questions.

I don't think God allows bad things to happen.  I certainly don't think it's His fault...who am I to put fault with God? Who am I to question God?

We are a sinful people...

Perhaps is it our sin that "causes" bad to happen?  Perhaps it is our not following God?


I don't know!

This is my "Why"...

Perhaps one day I'll know the answer to "Why?"


  1. I can hear your struggle with big questions like these ... I don't pretend to have any answers myself but the best response I have ever heard to a similar question was in an episode of the recent BBC series Call The Midwife. An anguished young midwife expressed similar sentiments to yours, and the wise Mother Superior of the convent replied gently "God is in the response, not in the event" ...

    1. I love this, Alexa!! "God is in the response, not in the event"...I definitely need to make note of this for those times when I am questioning.

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

    2. I love this Barbara! It is so human for us to think this way - and this is the kind of whys I have asked as well. I love Alexa's response also. I saw that episode of Call the Midwife (love that show!!) and that is a completely "fab" way to answer. And I believe it's so true. Xo

    3. Yes, we ARE, afterall...human!! And, I am not familiar with that show; but I did love the response...I wrote it in my journal as a reminder; it is the answer to so many of our wonderings!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. Oh Barbara....what a great, great post.....I think we all have questions like this running around our heads and there are no easy Alexa's comment and the idea expressed....what a brilliant, brilliant way of thinking about it...."God's in the response, not the event"....just so wonderful.

    1. Thank you!! Yes, I loved Alexa's response to the post!! God IS in the response of whatever happens!

      Appreciate your reading and commenting!


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