There are going to be times in our lives where nothing seems to make sense and as if everything is falling apart. There will be times when you prayed for something, and it is as if God misunderstood your request. There will be times when one thing happens, then another thing, then another, and then another, but it will be in these times when nothing goes right that God speaks the loudest. God has a way of being who we need when we need Him. There are times in my life when I need God to be my friend. There are times when I need God to listen to me cry, to listen to me rant about anything even the small, seemingly unimportant things. There are also times when I just need to know that in this big world I am not fighting these battles on my own. We sing a song in church sometimes that I believe illustrates this point beautifully as it reads, “Farther Along we’ll know all about it, father along we’ll understand why, cheer up my brother live in the sunshine, we’ll understand it all by and by.”
If there is anything that I have learned in the past three months it's the phrase “farther alone we’ll understand why.” God places different circumstances into our lives, not as means to test us but to see just how far we are willing to serve Him. Throughout our journey on the straight and narrow, there will be many obstacles and things that at the time we will not understand in the slightest, but that's part of the journey. There will be times when you look up at the sky and scream, “Why,” but there will also be times when you look up at the sky and scream “thank you for saying no, God.” God knows what we need before we even ask, and He will give us what we need when we need it even if it is not what we necessarily want.
Farther along we’ll understand why. As we look back one day when we are twenty-five and have bigger problems than broken hearts and what we are going to do for the rest of our lives, the things we don't understand right now will seem crystal clear or may not even seem important. Time is a beautiful thing that allows us to see growth and importance, which is why the further we travel down the road God has placed us on, the more we will begin to understand why certain things are happening. Even if right now nothing makes sense, everything is falling apart, or it is as if God isn't answering your prayers, He is there and He is active. My friend,“Farther Along we’ll know all about it, father along we’ll understand why, cheer up my brother live in the sunshine, we’ll understand it all by and by.”