Need to Know Only

What to do when life confuses you

I've never met anyone who wouldn't like to know why God doesn't stop some or all unjust and random suffering in our world. 

But that's a question God classifies "Need to Know Only," and He's the only One Who needs to know. 

I believe God will answer our questions when we see Him face to face (1 Corinthians 13:12), but we must trust God without the answers here on earth (Hebrews 11:1-2).  

Hebrews 11 talks about people of faith in the past who "did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting they were foreigners and strangers on earth" (v. 13).

There is some mystery in our present life, but God gave us this "Need to Know" promise: He will work all things for good for those of us who love Him (Romans 8:28).

That promise allows us to trust Him with the things we don't understand.
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What to do when life confuses you


  1. Hey Gail, I just wanted to let you know that I have really been enjoying your devotions lately- especially when you talk about holiness, consecration, and suffering. It's been a blessing and I just wanted to let you know, since, although I often forward them on to people. I never come here to comment, so you don't know! Have a great day :)

    1. Thanks so much, Emily. I'm always encouraged to hear that something I write is blessing someone. And it's a blessing to hear that people like to hear the "hard stuff"--I think it's such an important aspect for us to embrace along with the wonder of Christ's love.
      Thanks and have a blessed day,


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