Why did they say that?
Why did they do that?
Why are they acting this way?
You’ve probably asked yourself these questions many times.
It could have been concerning family, friends, neighbors or coworkers.
It could have been concerning people you’d heard of in the news.
At times, we might think we know the answer to our questions already.
We consider what we know about the situations and the personalities involved.
We then form a possible conclusion for the words or actions.
This can be for good words and actions as well as the bad ones.
But do we really know why?
I don’t think so.
Only God sees the hearts of men and women, boys and girls.
People like you and me.
And sometimes, we find ourselves asking the “why” questions about our own actions and words.
Haven’t you ever thought,
“Why did I say that?”
“Why did I do that?”
We may become confused about our own behavior, but God isn’t.
He knows us.
He really knows us.
Much, much better than we know ourselves.
That being said, He knows everyone else better than we do.
Much, much better.
Better than they even know themselves.
It’s okay to ask, “why?” when we are wondering about the actions of others or ourselves.
It’s even better, if we truly want to understand, to ask God to reveal to us the answer to the “why?”
He may choose not to tell us, but since He is the only One who actually knows, He is the only One who could actually give us the perfect answer.
Our words and actions begin in our hearts.
It is there that God sees who we are, with nothing hidden.
“But I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.”