When you do not understand

By Kristy Solis

The world is struggling around us, this includes families and especially children. We instill in our children to lean on their faith to carry them through this uncertain time.

When you do not understand the world around you, it is a time for renewal and to seek faith. It is a time to pause in faith and to inquire “What does Jesus need us to learn during this momentous time?”

As we reflect, we are reminded that: “His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him” (John 12:16).

This reflection is a reminder that we will rejoice, once again. As adults, we can all relate to retrospection: the moment when you look back and thought you did not understand, but then are enlightened that it all made sense in the moment.

I learned with my own children that little ones may need help with this concept. Be honest, let them know that we have more questions than answers.

However, all we need to know in these strange times is to try not to question the Lord but have faith so that when we look back, we will see his glory for our good.

Lord, as we continue on this journey, hear our prayers and instill in us daily: renewal, reflection and rejoicing to draw us closer to our faith. When we do not understand the struggles in life, help us to walk in your light and live our lives in faith and glory.

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