Monday, September 12, 2022

The Holy Because

By: Joanne Viola

We have such a desire to know the reason for the occurrences in life. We ask questions and we want answers. We long to know why life unfolds the way it does and the logic behind our logic.

Because … the word which brings some sort of explanation. It’s the reason, the rationale, the excuse, or explanation for the questions we ask.

But there are days when circumstances happen, life unravels, and there is no simple “because”. We don’t know the reason or the cause. Nothing makes much sense. Or adds up. Life just happens.

So we keep praying. Keep hoping. Keep reading Scriptures in the hopes of finding the “because”. The reason for it all.

One verse seems to help life fall into place. The holy because …

"But I will trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me.
I will sing to the Lord because he is good to me."
(Psalm 13: 5-6, NLT)

The holy because. Because He rescues us from ourselves. Because He saves us from others. Because He delivers us from disappointments. Because He brings healing from hurts.

The holy because. Because He is good to us. Because we trusted the Lord, He fills us with joy.

Because God gets the last word over our lives.
The holy because.


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  1. This, Joanne, went straight to my heart! Not just sustaining encouragement, but over-coming encouragement! Shalom, my friend!

  2. Because God gets the last say in our lives indeed. I needed this encouragement today.


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