No Reason Needed

Michael Beck

“Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.” (1 Corinthians 14:20)

A young child is pure will. There is no reasoning with them. They want what they want, and have the hardest time understanding the word, “NO.”

Until we have learned to deny ourselves we are immature. A mature adult understands that the world does not revolve around them. Things cannot always go our way. There are reasons for denial and delay. A parent longs for the day when they can reason with their child.

But does God always have to give us a good reason for why things “are as they are”? Do we have to understand the hidden workings of all things in order to be at peace? When Job finally gained an audience with God, was everything explained to him?

Sound wisdom tells us: “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Prov. 3:5) The mature are not those who have all things figured out, they are those who trust that Father knows what He’s doing.

Men and women of God are not afraid of the dark. Father does not have to explain Himself. He is trusted.

“Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.” (Isaiah 50:10)

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.