You Don’t Need a Why

It is constant and it doesn’t seem to relent. Whether it is on the evening news or in our Facebook news feed, heartbreak and sadness seem to be wherever we turn these days leaving us with the continual question, “why God?” We ask why the heartache, why the illness, why the loss, why the hate, why the pain?

Even through pain, we are commanded to worship Him. When we worship Him and kneel before Him, that is when healing can begin— because our hearts are drawn near to His infinite wisdom.

The simple words of my grandmother, Ruth Bell Graham, remind me, we do not need a why when we know God.


I lay my “whys”

before your cross

in worship kneeling,

my mind too numb

for thought,

my heart beyond

all feeling.

and worshiping,

realize that I

in knowing YOU

don’t need a “why.”


“Trust in the Lord with all your heart. And lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5).

Remember to lean on Him. Let Him, your heavenly Father, bear the weight. Trust and have peace in His infinite wisdom.

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you”
(1Peter 5:7).

He loves His children and cares for them. Draw close to Him, so you can feel the mighty grip of His loving arms. He is near.