I was having a conversation with a friend and this question dawned upon me. Do things really happen for a reason? Do we question God’s work when good or bad things happen?
I for one always found a meaning to something, be it in something that I dream of or something that crosses my path, I would always think that there was a reason for it. But when you start seeing young people dying, or young people going through so much suffering, it brings the question, why? Why do they have to go through this? Why must a parent bury their child, why is the child that is being abused still prays to God and believe in God….Why is God putting him/her through all that pain?
Please don’t get my post wrong, because I believe in God but I still have to question things. I still want to know why and maybe I will never know why to my questions but I do believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and believe that all sufferings will be justified and one day things will and must get better.
I was doing some reading and came across a line that read:
“God’s will is not the path we walk, but rather how we walk the path.”
Teachings have taught that God’s plan was not for pain to be part of life but we all know Adam and Eve erred (I blame Adam, eh), is what we do with the pain and hurt is what that matters.
So to end I will say, I believe that not everything happens for a reason. But when something happens, there can be a reason to bring healing and hope to others. Let our pain be used to something greater.