A Better Question To Ask Than Why


When “life” happens, we all what to know why.

Why did ______ have to happen?  Esp. to me.

A better question to ask is, “What.”

What can I learn from this?

What is God teaching me?

What can I do to help someone else

Esp. while all this drama is going on in my life.

What will my response be to this experience?

(What do the numbers from “Lost” mean?  For real, do you know?)


What trumps why when it comes to tragedy/pain analysis.  I learned this while I was on dialysis

While I was in and out of the hospital 17 times from Jan 2006 to Sept. 2010.

Attempting to figure out the why usually led to frustration and feeling depressed.

The what though, the what was a much better medicine.

I hope it will be for you as well.


[Image by Eric via Flickr and a Creative Commons License.]


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