But Why?

a devotional by Nathan Deck


Have you ever had a moment in your life where it seemed as though God did an incomplete work? Maybe you were diagnosed with a disease, and though you were healed, you still have complications to deal with afterwards, or you had an addiction that you were released from, but still feel like since you ever struggled in that area at all that you are unworthy or damaged.

We read in the book of Mark about an exchange that Jesus had with a blind man. He started by spitting on the man’s eyes, who then began to see “walking trees” which was obviously much better than no sight at all but wasn’t a complete healing of his sight. Then he touches his eyes again and he has perfect vision. But why did Jesus not just completely heal him the first time? 

Sometimes it is confusing to us the way Jesus does things the way that He does. It is important to know that His ways are higher than our ways. He knows us better then we know ourselves. He has a reason to not just immediately heal us of our disease or sickness, or immediately changed in some instances, because an overall greater plan then we can ever imagine.

So, wherever you are and whatever you are going through, trust the God has a plan and a reason for what He is doing in your life, even if it may not make sense now, it will all come to fruition in God’s timing.