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God thunders marvelously with His voice; he does great things we cannot comprehend. Job 37:5 NKJV

Life can change in the blink of an eye. An unexpected life event or an external event can have major repercussions in our lives. Last fall my wife and I were involved in a traffic accident that was not my fault, yet I suffered severe consequences. I was driving on a divided highway west of Salt Lake City obeying all traffic signals. A truck came across a road perpendicular to the one we were on and turned into our lane, running a red light, and hitting the driver’s side with a frontal attack. My wife and I were severely injured and spent about two months in the hospital and rehabilitation. 

As we asked the question why we could find no satisfying answers. We had to rely on the wisdom of God. We came to realize many biblical heroes had no answers to their suffering and were treated unjustly. (See Job 37:5) We struggled with time lost, extra paper work caused by the accident, and feeling useless trying to do normal household tasks. 

We often feel we can handle suffering if we learn a lesson or figure out God’s purpose, but sometimes His purpose is never revealed in this life. We needed to acquire that discipline of trusting God in each situation. 

Why this accident was our cry?

God answered. ”My servants suffer they know not why.”

God said, “His purposes are often hid from man.”

We may ever search, but not find God’s hidden plan. 

God’s ways are often hidden from man until eternity.


When did you feel you experienced unjust consequences?