Why? Why? Why?
Gosh. This can be such a loaded question sometimes. I was reading Sharon’s post earlier and it made my heart so very sore. It also made me think about where I am at with the “WHY” business.
I have actually reached the point where I no longer ask WHY. Mainly because the stuff that I usually question simply can’t be answered by mere mortals.
I find that asking WHY just causes me more anguish and pain and distress and sadness – not good for someone suffering from Depression.
I find that asking WHY just reminds me that there are things that cannot be controlled – things that I am not in control of – not good for someone who is part control freak.
Asking WHY often feels pointless – not good for someone who totally believes that there is a solution to every problem.
Asking WHY sometimes causes my mind to go into overdrive. I drive myself batty with the possibilities of WHY. This doesn’t help me at all – just makes it so much worse.
So I ride the wave and wait for it to pass. Because eventually it does pass. Not necessarily as quickly as I would like but, it does pass.
This is what I have learnt in the last few years:
Some things simply don’t have an answer.
Bad things happen to good people and no, I can’t fathom that. Not yet anyway. It still makes me VERY ANGRY.
Life is hard and beautiful and easy and crap. Sometimes all at the same time. Depending on how you look at it this can be a good thing. Balance and all that.
Sadness/difficulties come in waves. Everyone gets a chance to experience hard times. Just like everyone gets a chance to experience good times.
People deal with loss/difficulties differently.
The bad times can either make you or break you.
This too shall pass and eventually you do come out on the other side – not necessarily in the way that you expect to. Again, this can be a wonderful learning experience, depending on how you choose to look at it.
Hope is NEVER overrated.
God is Faithful - not something I ever thought I would put on a blog post. How things change…
How do you deal with the WHY thing? What have you learnt about the WHY in the last while or in recent years?