Jesus often walked with His disciples, teaching them along the way. At times the disciples did not understand;(John 12:16, Matthew 16:21-22, Luke 18:31-34, John 13:36-14:6, Luke 19:11, Acts 1:6).
There are times that I do not understand why things happen. Like the disciples I often try and figure out what God is doing instead of just listening. Here are some thoughts I’ve had recently:
•Every situation that I go through, will not only benefit my relationship with God, it will also help with others going through similar situations. 2 Corinthians 1:3-5
•When I feel anxious about a situation we are to seek out the Scriptures/Truths of God and pray through it! Philippians 4:6
•Lean not on my own understanding, and be confident that God will carry me through. Proverbs 3:5, Philippians 1:6
Do we as believers understand why we go through painful, and often confusing situations? We are to lean on God, so that we may lift up others around us when they are in the midst of struggle. We are to comfort others and keep the Gospel the focus of our comfort.