“Sometimes,” someone once said, “’Why?’ is a question for four-year-olds.”
It is also true that sometimes “Why?” is a question for twenty-four-year olds and fifty-four-year-olds and ninety-four-year-olds.
When “Why?” is our question , O God, help us to deal with it well.
Help us to think as clearly as we can.
Help us to consult others whose insight can help us.
Help us to come before you to ask for wisdom.
Help us to be even more interested in growing in trust than we are in growing in knowledge.
We want to know, O God, but sometimes we can’t.
So help us to trust that you know—and to rest in that faith.