Why. God. – Two words that it’s fair to say we have all uttered at some point in our lives. If you haven’t then I’m sure I won’t be too blunt as too say it may not be too long before your joining the rest of us in crying out this same plea.
But as I sit alongside students or have phone calls with friends its not too long before the question of ‘Why’ rears its ugly head. The pandemic has potentially brought this to light more so than in previous times, when we just feel so out of control than ever before. When we are just looking for answers to some of life’s seemingly unanswerable questions.
Much like everyone else I too have been wrestling with all these WHY questions and have taken to a new form of media, to try and process all of this. I’ve popped it in below. It’s my first attempt at a spoken word. Here goes…
Here are the lyrics… just encase spoken word isn’t your thing.
So next time you stop and scream WHY, try turning that into a who. Remembering that in all the pain and agony there is someone that knows you, that sees you and is there for you. Jesus is that one, that he is by no means diminishing your struggles, but he is taking the weight of them.
How can I say that? Because he gave his very life so that you can know this truth. That in the midst of your questioning and doubts and fears. Even in the joys or celebrations of life you can know that he is the one to run too.
Friends, life is long and hard. Trials come. Temptation is all around. I know that can feel like a plaster on a bullet wound to some of you. For others, you have no idea what I’m on about. But the beauty of this is that Jesus knows each of us, in greater detail than we can ever know or imagine. Hold on to that.
Sometimes we will never know the answer to our questions. We may never know WHY? Why did the pandemic hit? Why did our love one die? Why did the health crisis come? Why did they break up with me? Why…why… why…Why did XYZ have to happen!!! Thats when we need to turn our whys into a who, and run to Christ. For he cares for me, But most importantly. HE CARES FOR YOU.
Let me Know your thoughts, friends. I would be more than happy to discuss this more on any of my social medias or over a zoom/call/coffee.
Ya Homeboi, Lynn xx
Ps, As always if your still here I have some delights for your ears – A few of my favourite songs from the last few weeks :)!