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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest..." (Job. 3:26).

When trouble is afoot, questions follow on the heel.  Job queried well: "Why? What have I done?  Have I sinned?  How long?  Oh, that the Almighty would answer me!"  

Who has not asked these questions and made these requests?  Have you noticed how God often does not give specific answers to our respective questions? It is not that the questions we ask are too small, but perhaps the answers we seek, are.  The thing is, we question wildly when inching our way through the wilderness on a footpath, but often where we want His reasons, He wants our restoration. 

God knows wilderness questions know not tame answers.  To the heart, rent and questioning, He will give nothing less than all-of-life answers to our real-life questions.  Is it tidy?  No.  Defined, faithful, dependable, even cultivated and careful?  Yes, by Love.  Shall we be more like Christ at trail’s end?  Then we shall start realizing how much He loves us.  Isaiah Fifty-three trailheads for many.

He gave us His love that we may love Him.  We may love those we’d rather not only because we have His love.  We may forgive only because we have His forgiveness.  We may have peace only because we have His peace.  While reasons seldom are given in the wilderness, restoration is for aye and always for those on the spoor of love, forgiveness and peace in the wilds. 

Author: Carolyn Roehrig

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