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Why We Ask ‘Why?’

September 10, 2014

In times of hardships and moments of difficulties, in times of frustration and desperation, in search for a drastic solution, an answer to an ardent prayer, more often than not, we scream out to God and ask Him why shit happen to us.

Yes, I cannot deny, I do this. When I find myself stuck in a despairing situation and I don’t get the answers I am looking for, I ask why this has to happen to “me“.

Sharing Day 102 of the reading plan I am currently on from http://www.joycemeyer.org/ Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life – a Daily Devotional

Why We Ask ‘Why?’

Do you ever find yourself in a tragic situation and asked God, ‘Why? Why is this happening to me?’

For one moment, let’s imagine that God actually answered that question. Would His explanation change anything? The effects of the tragedy would still be with you, and the pain would be just as severe as it was before. What would you have learned?

When we ask God that question, I think the real questions we’re asking are: ‘God, do You love me? Will You take care of me in my sorrow and pain? You won’t leave me alone, will You?’ Is it possible that, because we’re afraid God doesn’t truly care about us, we ask for explanations?

Instead, we must learn to say: ‘Lord, I believe. I don’t understand, and I’ll probably never grasp all the reasons bad things happen, but I know for certain that You love me and are with me, always.’

I believe it often takes more faith to go through something victoriously than to be delivered from it. Put your faith in God and you’ll come out stronger on the other side.

Prayer Starter: God, I believe in You, even when circumstances try to fill my mind with doubt. Help me to remember Your love for me and to put my faith in You, no matter what happens.

And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. (‭Mark‬ ‭9‬:‭24‬ KJV)

I guess what we need to do is believe that there is always an end to every (and all) ugly circumstance that we get to face as we move on with our lives. God will never leave as alone. No, we will not fully understand His way of answering our whys but remarkably, when He answers, it is exactly what we are looking for.

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