Why don’t I get what I really deserve?
Why was I born to parents who loved the Lord and reared me according to His Word?
Why did God make me to feel the weight of my sin against Him that summer night when I was six and a half? Why did He call me to run to Him for mercy and forgiveness?
Why has my Creator made me His beloved child instead of giving me the just consequences of my determination to go my own way and disregard His requirements?
Why did He protect me from my own foolishness many, many times when I was growing up?
Why did He design every detail of my childhood to prepare me for my life today?
Why did He give me a husband who loves me faithfully? Why is He binding our hearts together more and more over the years?
Why has He blessed us with a wealth of children, and with all that we need to disciple them in His ways? Why is it that He has given us absolute confidence that He will continue to do this through whatever lies ahead?
Why has He decided to teach us how to walk through life with Him in freedom and joy?
Why does He continually reveal Himself to us, working in us the desire and ability to do His good pleasure?
Why has He poured out his grace on us so extravagantly that if I tried to record it all, I could never reach the end?
Why do I not get what I deserve?
“Oh, the depths of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!
For who has known the mind of the LORD? And who has become His counselor? Or who has first given to Him, and it shall be repaid to him?
For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to Him be the glory forever. Amen.”