Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
What is my purpose? Do you ever wonder that? As I travel through my days, I question my reason. The reason for me! Why I’m who I am. Why I’ve experienced my experiences. Why certain things drive me crazy and why certain things bring joy. The question, why?, is a mystery. Some days I function just fine without the answers and some days the unknowing wants to drag me down. Because I trust in the Lord fully, I think that I should not question the unknown. But I realize that I’m just human. The Lord has sculpted me in the same way that He sculpted the mountains in this picture. If He can handle those rocks then surely He can handle me. So, why then do I ask, “Why?”? There I go again, it’s just human nature. But at the end of the day, who do I trust? In my joyous times and in my questioning times, the Lord is on my mind. So as it says in Philippians, ” not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence- continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose”.
Lord I come to You trusting today! Trusting that even in my not so joyous days, You are with me. Molding me, sculpting me, teaching me so that I will fulfill Your good purpose. I will never have all the answers to my “Why?”, until I’m sitting next to You and I simply need to be okay with that. I know Lord that my family and friends carry around that same question at times. I pray that You will give them the peace in their soul to be okay with the unknown. Amen!