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    by Dale Krebbs

Why Life Does Not Make Sense
Date Posted: June 27, 2021

Sometimes life does not "make sense", especially for those who belong to Christ.

Perhaps you should read those words again.

Everyone wants their life to "make sense". It is simply human to expect it, or at least to endeavor to make it make sense. For the Christian this is often so because Christ is taking us around curves, twists, dead ends, surprises and shocks, and the unexpected. It all began when the children of Israel left Egypt. It continues for the people of God to this day.

Those who do not feel that their life does make sense, or that it will soon because they are striving so hard to make it so - it makes sense because they are in control. They must somehow make things fit. The idea is to make life fit the person. Much of this is a subconscious activity. You have probably known those who seem have it all together. They have worked a plan for their lives, and they are busy working their plan. They know where they are going. They have a goal.

As I was told recently concerning a mutual acquaintance, "it is his dream". This individual seemed determined to get there. No matter what it takes. Most people feel they are at least reasonably in control of things. They may or may not have a fixed goal way out there somewhere, but...they feel that can handle life where they are, and the way they are, the way they want to.

But for those submitted to Jesus Christ, everything is different. They are being led where they do not know. If they are truly surrendered to Him, life is often a daily surprise. Sometimes even an hourly or minute to minute surprise. The attitude is the complete opposite to the norm. At the end of the day, looking back, the Christian often cannot see much that "makes sense" to his or her logic or expectation.

This may occur day after day for weeks, months, even years. At times, upon looking back by the mind led by the Spirit, certain causes and effects and various patterns can be seen that can only be the hand of Christ that brought events about. In the meantime, you may not be able to make "heads or tails" of your life.

Trouble trouble us all.

A longer term expectation is many times not discernable. Here is in living form is faith in action. For the true Christian, only one thing makes sense in life. Faith tells him or her that the sense is at the end of road. At their destination, their life will finally "make sense" The journey, the sense, was their faith in Christ's grace, mercy, direction, and love. If your life seems not make much sense, rejoice! Your Guide is putting everything together just the right way. If you are yielded to Christ, or if you will yield to His leading, don't worry.

When you arrive at your destination, your life will make wonderful sense indeed!

"For in [this] hope we were saved. But hope [the object of] which is seen is not hope. For how can one hope for what he already sees? But if we hope for what is still unseen by us, we wait for it with patience and composure. So too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance. And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the [Holy] Spirit [what His intent is], because the Spirit intercedes and pleads [before God] in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God's will. We are assured and know that [[a]God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose." - Romans 8:24-28 (AMP)

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Biography Information:
Dale Krebbs served as an Elder, preaching, counseling, and conducting Bible studies for over 25 years in Texas, California, and Arizona. He is now retired, lives in Arizona, and continues the study and research of Gods Word.
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