Go with What When Why Unknown

Don’t wonder why something didn’t happen, just go forward now.
There are times where it will appear that God is silent as to the why of what He’s told you to do. It’s a parent’s prerogative. He doesn’t have to tell us why as we may not understand it even if He did. The question is, “Will we trust Him to know what He’s doing even when we don’t?”
Know this, though. His ways, at times, are too magnificent for us to grasp. Thus, we may never know the why of something happening to us or what we’ve been asked to do. Without being crass, so what? We show our love for Jesus and the Father by going forward with what He’s told us to do, regardless of whether we ever know the why.
Our Father is perfect and is in total and complete love with us. Trust and go forward even if you don’t understand the whys.

Forward Through the Flak

It’s a military axiom: When you’re taking flak, you know you’re close to or over your target.
Planes would be sent to take out the enemy. When they started getting close to their intended target, the enemy would start shooting and the shells would explode around them, or flak. The enemy wanted to take them out before they could do damage.
Paul tells Timothy, “Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” Not might be, will be. The enemy doesn’t want you to do any damage, like people seeing Jesus in you and wanting a relationship with Him.
Feeling defeated? You’re already victorious, so keep moving toward Jesus. Going through a rough patch in the road? Give thanks and keep walking. Yes, it’s unpleasant at the moment, but something and/or someone pleasant is just up ahead.

Acknowledge God

“Let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise, the fruit of lips that confess His name.”
The context, Jesus was killed outside Jerusalem in order to make us holy, helps us understand this phrase. The writer refers to Leviticus 7 and the thank offering associated with the peace offering. Jesus was killed to give us peace with God, which should give us pause throughout our day to give thanks or praise to God for making this happen.
God is no longer angry with you because He sent Jesus to be slaughtered for you. God is no longer going to whack you because He whacked Jesus for you. You are forgiven because God put all your sins upon Jesus nailed to the cross.
Do we deserve peace with God? No. Can we do “good Christian things” to be released from punishment? Nope. Was anything we’ve done, are doing or will do outside the scope of His forgiveness? Absolutely not.
Therefore, instead of sweating the mistakes of life (ours and/or others), start acknowledging who God is and what He has done, is going and will do for you. Can’t think of anything? Go back to a road outside Jerusalem almost 2,000 years ago.