"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord.Isaiah 55:8
When the phone call came saying that our daughter Elizabeth was missing, we asked family and friends to pray for her. After a couple of days with no news, we feared everything from suffering in the elements to abduction. Friends gathered to pray with us. We wept and cried out to God. The compassion of our friends was a comfort; a sense of peace filled our hearts.
Did God answer our prayers for Elizabeth’s safety? Yes. In fact, she was already safe in His loving arms. It wasn’t the way we wanted things to happen, but God’s ways are higher than our ways.
Often in our weakness and woe, we want to know why bad things happen. We believe that all things work together for good for those who love the Lord (Romans 8:28), but then try to pinpoint precisely the good that came from a tragedy. We want to quantify and measure it, to make God justify His actions.
Trust God even when you don’t see any good and can’t understand. Even if you never get an answer, remember that your Heavenly Father loves you. Follow Jesus, one day at a time.
God is still doing good, even when we don’t understand.