Faith in God is…
March 18, 2012
The other night, unwittingly, I discovered the gruesome details of the murder trial of the 8-year-old Woodstock girl. I emphasized the word unwittingly, because I should know better not to let my curiosity led me to something I was not prepared for.
Early on that evening after I watched the late night news, my morbid interests in this case was piped. And immediately I went online to search for the rest of the story, only to find out that there was a reason why there was a ban on the news coverage for this trial. I was not ready to know the details which ruined the rest of the evening for me. What I found disturbed me greatly, and as a mother, I could not imagine the horror and pains the parents had to endured. I could not help but cry for this young girl whose life was brutally taken away by these monsters. I was not able to sleep for the rest of the night. The lesson I learned is that what I want is not necessary good for me.
There is so much truth in the saying “curiosity kills the cat”. There were many times I got stuck on the highway because of rubbernecking of the inquisitive drivers. As a result of their curiosity, they brought the traffic to an unnecessary stand still, and created more problems for the emergency workers who were trying to do their jobs at the scene of the accident. On one hand it is natural for people to feed into this need but sometimes we do more harm than good to ourselves and others. The fact of the matter is, sometimes there is certain blessedness for not knowing everything. But the most important thing we need to know is the Truth— His Truth, which transcends everything thing that will hinder us and hold us back for righteous living. ” And you shall know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.” John 8:22
When tragedy hit me several years ago, I had questioned God on numerous occasions. I wanted to know His reasons behind my sufferings, I thought these answers will lessen my pains, and yet He never answered me. I have learned something in the process that even though I wanted the answers, but ultimately it is His prerogative and His timing. More importantly, I can see now that even if He had given me the answers I would not be ready to accept them. While waiting during the times of uncertainties God is growing and refining me, most of all I learned the important lesson of faith. Faith is trusting in His perfect timing, it is trusting that He is in control; it is letting Him be God….