Truths For When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

I didn’t get a post written last week as my emotions felt too raw and needed some processing.

Yesterday I came across an old post. Within it were some truths that encouraged my heart. I’m sharing them again with you, praying they will give you hope through whatever storm of life you are in.

God is God. We are not. We don’t need to make sense out of everything. Someday we will fully understand the bigger picture of all this.

Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now
what I am doing, but someday you will.”
John 13:7 NLT

The events and circumstances that perplex us can lead us into a deeper faith in God. They help us to rely more heavily on God and His promises. They refine us to be more like Jesus.

“But He knows the way that I take
[and He pays attention to it].
When He has tried me, I will come forth
as [refined] gold [pure and luminous].
Job 23:10 AMP

Bad things happen when people who are given choices choose evil. That doesn’t mean God doesn’t love us or doesn’t care. No evil will separate us from His love.

“No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory
is ours through Christ, who loved us.
And I am convinced that nothing
can ever separate us from God’s love.
Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,
neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—
not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.
No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed,
nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from
the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8:37-39

God has the power to protect us from evil, but sometimes He chooses to allow us to break, so we can be led deeper into the brokenness He suffered for us. The more we connect with His brokenness, the more He can use our brokenness to help others who are broken.

“As for you, you meant evil against me,
but God meant it for good,
to bring it about that many people
should be kept alive, as they are today.”
Genesis 50:20

No matter what happens, God’s plans and thoughts are for our good, not for evil. He gives us a future and a hope in Him.

“For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’
says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not
for disaster to give you a future and a hope.”
Jeremiah 29:11 AMP

 The sufferings we go through here are nothing compared to the glory hereafter.

“For I consider [from the standpoint of faith]
that the sufferings of the present life
are not worthy to be compared with the glory
that is about to be revealed to us and in us!”
Romans 8:18 AMP

“Look Up Child”
by Lauren Daigle

“Where are You now
When darkness seems to win
Where are You now
When the world is crumbling…”

20 thoughts on “Truths For When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

  1. Good morning, friend! Yes, you are wise to know when to write and when to just let it go for a bit. To do what you need to do to walk through, to process the unsettling, to get extra rest for mind and heart.

    And to pull out an old post and share it once more because hey, it’s your online home and you CAN!

    It all sounds so wise to me, this giving of grace toward ourselves.

    Bless you today …

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    1. Thank you for all your support and kindness, Linda. You have taught me a lot about giving ourselves grace. 🙂 My heart felt full of things to write, but yes, all those mixed emotions need to settle. May God help us to find firm footing on our Rock, Christ Jesus!

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    1. I’m so sorry you’re dealing with a painful flare-up, Bettie. May God give you rest in body and soul! God gives us such encouragement in His Word, doesn’t He? May we lean into Jesus and may our hearts truly embrace His precious promises!

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  2. I’m glad you dug this post out again, Trudy! These are such amazing truths to hold onto and I love the song! Praying for you as you take some time to process and work through the difficult emotions, that you know God’s help and comfort!

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    1. God’s truths are always worthy of a reboot, aren’t they, Martha? It’s amazing how He uses the same promises to comfort and encourage us again and again through different seasons in our lives. Each promise always carries His power. May we open our hearts to them and truly embrace them! Blessings to you, too!

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    1. So true, Lynn. Yes, God is our hope completely. That promise has often been a comfort to me, too. It’s so amazing that absolutely NOTHING can separate us from HIS LOVE! May our hearts wholly embrace that truth, no matter who or what tries to separate us from it!

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  3. These are such beautiful truths. Thank you for sharing them. I love what you shared about brokenness. God definitely uses our brokenness for good.

    And I saw Lauren Daigle in concert several weeks ago. It was amazing! I got to hear her sing, Look Up Child. So good!!

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  4. These truths bear repeating over and over, Trudy. Especially this: “The more we connect with His brokenness, the more He can use our brokenness to help others who are broken.” I’m sorry you were feeling raw last week … I think maybe a lot of us are experiencing some of that lately, for one reason or another. I hope you are feeling stronger now. Love and hugs to you, my friend!

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    1. Thank you for your compassion, Lois. Love and hugs to you, too! Isn’t it fathomless how when we become broken, God draws us more into the brokenness Jesus has suffered for us? And then He uses our brokenness to help others who are broken. Such grace and mercy! May we truly embrace the depths of His sacrificial brokenness for us, and may we become more like Him towards others!

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  5. Trudy, there is so much truth in your post. This especially spoke to me:

    “God has the power to protect us from evil, but sometimes He chooses to allow us to break, so we can be led deeper into the brokenness He suffered for us. The more we connect with His brokenness, the more He can use our brokenness to help others who are broken.”

    I am certain you share this wisdom from the depths of your own brokenness. Thank you, Trudy. I’m praying for you, friend, as you take time to process.

    Hugs and love!

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    1. Thank you for your love and prayers and hugs, Jeanne! Being broken is not easy, is it? And yet it’s the very thing God uses to lead us deeper into the brokenness He suffered for us. And it’s what prepares us to be able to minister to other broken ones. You have been going through a rough time, but your sharing your brokenness and pointing us to hope in Him helps us so much. May He give us strength and wisdom for each day!

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