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We Don't Have All The Answers

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One of the most peace-giving decisions I have ever made was coming to the conclusion that I do not have all the answers in this world, not only this but also that quite frankly, I don't have to have all the answers.

You see, if you're anything like me, which I believe you are, then you've witnessed some horrific events, seen some unbelievable challenges facing people, come face to face with unspeakable loss, and when asked why you could not give an answer that explains 'the why'.

In our human nature, we want these questions to be given a formula-type-answer, a one-size-fits-all solution, but life does not work this way. Why am I dying of cancer?! Why did my marriage fall apart?! Why did my child die?! Why am I starving?! 'I don't know' is often the best answer we can give, because honestly, we don't know or understand it all and I do not for a second believe that God expects us to.

I believe without reservations that God calls us to be real. People that are willing to admit our failings and weaknesses. People that don't run away from the fact that we don't have all those answers. People who can say without shame that we ourselves don't have it all together.

I have seen at times that my greatest strength was found in knowing there’s someone else, someone who I respect and admire; they too are weak at times, filled with regrets and can cite many personal failures.

You see because in the end, when we don't have the puzzle built, when everything falls apart, when we are weak, He is strong (2 Cor. 12:10).

This should bring both you and I immense peace, the greatest of comfort, knowing that God remains in control even amidst immeasurable chaos.

Written by Dwain Donovan Stewart