It was a casual conversation and I can’t even remember what I said before he made his statement. But the words he spoke, triggered thoughts that fired deep into my soul.
We were tactical training and as we loaded our magazines, he looked over at me and said, “I don’t understand a lot of things. I don’t understand how television works, but I still enjoy watching TV. I certainly don’t understand you guys (you guys meaning women), but I still like hanging out with my women friends.”
And that’s when my mind shot out a question: We don’t understand how many things work, but we still appreciate them. Why then, can’t we delight in God even when we don’t comprehend the way in which He operates?
We trust in man-made medicines with potential side effects, yet we ingest them.
We send humans into space based on belief in our calculations, in hopes that there are no errors.
We accept a green traffic signal as a sign that it’s safe to move forward.
So many times things fail us, but we still believe in them.
We’re still sick even though we took the medicine, but we keep hoping it will work.
We still send men into space, although a spaceship blew up.
We continue to go through green lights, despite car accidents.
And yet, we easily give up on God when things don’t work out the way we envisioned.
We just have to trust Him—even when we won’t have answers this side of heaven. And I agree with you, it seems illogical, but does placing our faith in this world make any sense?
Today, I’m aiming at believing more—even when I don’t understand.
Shielding myself from doubt and mistrust. And being more like my friend, who doesn’t need to figure everything out, to simply enjoy.