Loving Through Our Questions

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Father, there are many of us that have questions we ask of You

Why do so many live in despair?

Why is there suffering everywhere?

Why do You make some of us strong and some of us weak?

Why are some of us healthy and some of us not?

Why are so many disabled thought to be garbage, to be treated as rot?

Why is a homeless person called a bum?

Why do so many only have love for some?

Why are some rich and others poor?

What is the purpose of all the killing for?

Why do You allow terrorism on this earth?

Why do so many have low self-worth?

Why do many die a death filled with agonizing pain?

Why do so many go insane?

How can we show the lonely and hurting that we too have our inner pain?

Why do so many think suicide is the answer to the struggles of their heart?

What would it take to have them feel joy?

How can we to them our love employ?

Why are many living in prostitution and addiction?

How can we share with them love’s forever prescription?

Why are so many abused and used?

When was that spark of hate in the abuser infused?

Why does a fire take some people’s lives and not others?

Why are many greedy and refuse to share with their sisters and brothers?

Why is there war?

What is the purpose of it for?

What is this fixation of winning war at all cost?

What is the good of all the lives that are lost?

It is easy to say that their sacrifice is not in vain

But isn’t that hollow comfort to those who will never see their loved ones again?

Why can’t we sit down and find a way to free many who are poor?

Is that not one of the reasons You gave us such beautiful minds for?

Why do You allow hurting souls to struggle through their questions about You without help from many who could take time to care?

When did our lives get so busy that with the struggling we can’t take time to share?

They are only looking for others to love them through their doubts and fears

Listen to them through their spoken and silent tears

So many questions without answers as I lift my heart to my Lord in prayer

As He called to my heart with you these questions and thoughts to share

“I have all these questions too”, I said as I put my two hands together,bowed my head and shed my tears for hurting lives and a world filled with so much hate

Then, in all of these questions and thoughts this response came to share with you.

When others have their questions about the injustices of this life tell them you have your questions too

Show them the love in your heart that shines through

Take time with them to pray

Show them how each day can be a brand new day

Sing to them songs of God’s love

Teach them of the things above

Get them out for a while

Share with them your heart, a cup of hot coffee in His Name, that loving smile

Take time with them to laugh and play

Tell them you will not leave them without your time neither night nor day

You will make time to love them through their questions, doubts and fears

Let them see your caring heart that hears

We won’t solve all of the problems in this world

But what each of us can do is show the love that shines through

And say to God though I have my questions too

I will always love You

Kevin Osborne, B.Th. with honours, D.D., D. Sc., Diplomate in Creative Ministry, is training to be a Christian psychotherapist through St. James the Elder Theological Seminary. He will be a Master of Divinity student at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. He will soon be opening a Christian counselling practice called You Can Hope Again with his wife, Karen, who is an M. Div. student at Trinity College. He is a member of The Word Guild, a Christian writer’s group in Canada. We are available to go where God sends us to do His will preaching, teaching, singing, giving marriage enrichment seminars or however needed. You can reach me at my email address osborne2029@gmail.com

May the Lord pour His richest blessings into every area of your life!


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