In my daily walk with Christ there are two things I wrestle with: how to explain why God allows tragedy to occur and why we continue to be tempted. I wrestle with these two especially because they are things that cause one to question or doubt God.
God loves us as His children. He provides for our needs as our Father. God even offered His only Son on a cross for our salvation. There is no question that He loves us and wants the very best for us.
Maybe part of the necessity for these things that we wrestle with is to remind us that daily we must make the choice to live that day for Christ. Once we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, there is an overarching peace and presence that permeates our lives, a sense of knowing that where our eternity rests is secure.
Another part of the wrestling comes from our inability to fully comprehend God. We know He loves us, just not how much. We do not know why tragedy occurs or why we are tempted often, but by faith we trust that God knows. Sometimes, after a time has passed, we are blessed with some understanding or insight into ‘why’ but not always. Sometimes we must simply trust into Him who loves us more than we can understand. In faith we live into this, fully confident that one day we will know the fullness of His love.
Scripture reference: Isaiah 40: 21-31