Do you know why?
Acts 26:21 “That is why some Jews seized me in the temple courts and tried to kill me.”
Some people don’t know why.
They go through life with an increasing heart of bitterness not knowing the real cause. They don’t know why they were treated that way.
They don’t know why they were rejected.
‘Why didn’t I get that job? Why was I overlooked for that promotion?’
‘My face doesn’t fit’ is how they internalise the results for they don’t know why.
There are so many from pew to pulpit who either haven’t sought out the why, or haven’t been told, or if they have will not accept the why.
There are many good people with tormented souls because they have so many unfinished chapters of their life.
If you are going to be seized and nearly killed, you want to know why! Paul did.
It was because his preaching stated that the Gentiles were equal to the Jews with regards what once only belonged to the Jews, the experience of grace and forgiveness.
Many know why the event of their life was wrong but that only feeds the anger. Knowing why helps to see the failings of the human nature in others and perhaps in ourselves. Knowing why can lead to improvement if we have the attitude to learn.
Have you asked why lately? Maybe it is impossible for the ones who know why took it to their grave. Nevertheless, find a friend, talk through what happened, it might be many years ago, ask God that you and your trusted friend can find the reason why. Perhaps you will and it will help you live by closing a chapter of your life. If you don’t then ask God to use the reason positively for His glory in your life even though you have to completely trust Him for the why on this earth.