Not Offended

“Blessed is...whosoever shall not be offended in Me.” Matthew 11:66And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. (Matthew 11:6)
There may be some who read this book who as yet have no child, much as they might long for one. I would like to share something that was a help to me as I walked that painful path. The Bible says the barren womb is one thing that is never satisfied. (Proverbs 30:1616The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough. (Proverbs 30:16)). You may wonder, as I did, “Why?” Why do some women have more children than they seem able to handle, and I have none? Why do women who won’t ever properly care for children have them, and I don’t? And even, Why am I given this condition that even Scripture says will never be satisfied?
One day when I was at a gathering where one lady after another came in with a newborn or her stomach bulging with new life, I fled to the empty nursery and rocked in an empty rocker, and cried into my empty hands. One of those sweet ladies came in and lovingly discovered the cause of my grief. She told me that her oldest son always wanted to know “Why?” And sometimes she could not explain “why.” She had to tell him, “You just need to trust me.” As you face your own unanswered “whys” may you learn to find comfort in hearing the Lord say to you, “You just need to trust Me, my child.” “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart.” (Proverbs 3:55Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5), emphasis added). Someday you will understand. For now there is “Blessed is (she), whosoever shall not be offended in Me.” (Matthew 11:66And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. (Matthew 11:6)).