How Do You Love a God Who is Able, But May Not?

It is a wonderful thing to know that God is omnipotent. It means that every seemingly impossible circumstance is not hopeless. Miracles can happen. Things can change.

But God’s ways are mysterious. He isn’t simply a divine vending machine.

“I go to church every Sunday, I tithe, and I even went on that mission trip two years ago. Plus I said that prayer and I pushed the Mark 9:23 ESV (“…All things are possible for the one who believes.”)

Instead He is a God who is able to heal diseases – infertility, cancer, mental illnesses, etc. He is able and yet sometimes He does not. Sometimes He leaves us barren, let’s cancer finish its work, and leaves minds broken.

How do we love this God who could change our circumstances, but does not?

We have to trust that He has a plan and purpose in our difficult situation. While our arms ache to hold a child and our wombs remain empty we have to believe God knows what is best. When cancer ravages the bodies of those we love or mental illness darkens our relationships with friends and family we have to cling to God’s promises.

We know that God works all things for good for those who love Him. Romans 8:28

We must trust that no matter our circumstances they will not overtake us for God is with us. Isaiah 43:2

We we must take our stand with our community of believers helping support us along the way.

We can stand with Job and say, “Though He slay me, I will hope in Him…” Job 13:15a ESV

We must say with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, “Our God is able…, but even if He doesn’t we won’t bow down to anything else…” (paraphrase of Daniel 3:17-18)

There in the waters of adversity God is with us.

In the floods of grief God strengthens us.

In the midst of whys so big and seemingly unjust God is who He has always been – a mighty Creator, a loving Father, a wise King, an omniscient God…

How do we love God when we don’t understand why He seems so quiet, why He doesn’t do a miracle for us?

We remember who He is, we cling to His promises when we don’t understand, and we trust His ways are better than ours.

Friends, if you are suffering from infertility and have so many unanswered questions, I have started a Facebook group for you. Would you join me here? It will be a place of support of encouragement and prayer as you walk this journey. I’d love to have you join me by clicking here.

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