There is this Finnish band called Puny (they aren’t Puny at all) and they write beautiful, thought-provoking songs. Here is a sample from their song: “Questions:”
“If I had knew all the answers to questions I ask myself. If I had all the power, would I still change a thing?”
Those are powerful sentences right there. Don’t we wish we had all the answers? But what if we had the answers and had the ability to stop our pain, would we? What if our pain is merely a learning lesson for ourselves and others?
I know God’s original plan was a world without pain and sin. But the Bible says in Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (NIV). And Matthew 5:6 says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” (NIV).
Think about this made-up scenario: if you didn’t fall and scrap your knee on your skateboard as a kid you became less afraid of falling again. So then as you get older, you were less fearful of competing professionally. Eventually, over time, you got more skilled. Then one day you won first place in a skateboarding competition doing Japan airs and backflips. But you had to fall a couple of times to get to that place, right?
Here is an intense scenario: You were dying from cancer but you learned the faithfulness and goodness of other supportive humans through their acts of kindness and time. Maybe you taught others not to fear death because of your faith in God. Through this bonding, everyone grows stronger and satan’s plan of division doesn’t come to fruition.
I believe all of our lives are interwoven and how they are all connected will be revealed to us one day. Stay strong. I know, I am sounding super optimistic, but how else would you like to live? 🙂