There are many things in life that we simply don’t understand. Many of us cannot comprehend how television signals create pictures on the screens. I have a difficult time understanding how a fax machine works. It amazes me that someone from one side of the country can place a document on their fax machine, dial a number and as it runs through his machine, it is transmitted to mine, hundreds of miles away.
Historians understand the relevance of history and how it relates to our lifestyles today. Scientists understand how DNA can be evaluated and traced to certain individuals. Physicians understand how the heart works and what to do when it tries to quit working. Engineers know how to build bridges and roads.
God gave each one of us the ability to understand how certain things work. But to be honest, I do not know anyone who knows everything. Some people think they know it all, but I have news for them. They don’t today and they never will.
All people, old and young, understand one thing, however. Any person living and breathing today knows what it is like to experience pain. Life is hard. We all face difficulties in life. Whether the pain is physical, emotional or mental, we are all familiar with discomfort. We understand broken-heartedness. We know what it feels like when we get our feelings hurt. And we know what it is like to be sick. At one time or another, we have all experienced hardships and pain.
When life is hard, however, we can remember that God cares. When we are weak, God is our strength. He gives us the gusto to keep on going. When a friend or loved one has broken our hearts, God is there to lift us up and love away the pain. He can put joy on our faces when the world has hurt us. He is our comfort when we grieve over the loss of a loved one. He is our peace when we face confusion in our lives. He causes miracles to come our way just when we need them most.
Our friends and family members may let us down. They don’t always understand or even care to understand us. God, on the other hand, will never let us down. He may allow us to tread water at times or walk through the fire to make us stronger. We can be sure, however, that if we are His children, God is always available for us. God always understands us. He knows everything about us, because He created us. He knows us even better than we know ourselves. And He loves us anyway. Isn’t that the greatest blessing we could ever receive?
Nancy Gibbs is a writer and motivational speaker. She can be contacted at Nancybgibbs@aol.com