What is your why? Day 4.

If you haven’t read What is your why? Covid Questions, make sure you read that first. Each post this week will build off each other.

Did you start your Covid-19 journal yet? Have you been writing about what you have been doing? Have you been writing about the good and the bad? Have you been fully honest? Remember, no one else will read it.

Did you make a list of your why Gods? If not, start there.

We are going to explore a new question today. Have you allowed your ‘why’ to create a barrier between you and God?

As I shared, I was consumed by my ‘why’ after my transplant. I felt like if I knew there was a reason for it, I would feel okay about what happened. But over time, no answer would satisfy my deep longing to understand ‘why‘. I got mad and frustrated with God and a wedge was created between us. My ‘why‘ created a blind spot and I could no longer see who God is.

We have spent some time thinking about our whys. I’ve encouraged you to bring your questions to God, as you would a friend. Yesterday I challenged you to think about how God might respond to your question ‘why‘.

Now it’s time to grab out that journal and ask yourself this question, “Have I allowed my ‘why’ to create a barrier between me and God?

How would you know? Here are a few questions to ask yourself that might help you see.

Is your relationship with God different now than it was before whatever caused you to ask ‘why’ in the first place?

Do you find yourself constantly trying to make sense of what happened?

Do you find yourself trusting God less and relying on your reasoning more?

Do you have a hard time believing that God could be good when he lets bad things happen?

I would love to hear your answers! Comment below if you are comfortable or email me at Lisdschmidt@gmail.com.

More tomorrow,

Lisa

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lisadschmidt

Lisa lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two children. When she is not blogging you can find her running, getting to know new people, serving her community and spending time with her family. She is currently working with the Family & Children Ministry department at a local church.

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