Asking “Why?”

Have you ever asked God, “Why?”, I know I sure have. We all go through experiences that we don’t understand: sickness, the loss of a child, job, home or friendship. Things in life don’t always go as we hope or plan. In those moments sometimes we ask, “Why?” Some people say it is wrong to ask God “Why?”, but I disagree!
When we ask, “Why?”, some fragment of our being believes that God exists, that He listens, that He cares. Asking why and genuinely seeking The Lord through prayer and reading His Word can lead to depth of understanding. Asking why can lead to growth, healing, and maturity. 
God never promised us that our lives would be free from trouble. In fact, quite the opposite. He said “…In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) Yet in our difficulties He promised to be with us. Jesus said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
The Bible encourages us to ask. In Matthew it says, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” – Matthew 7:7-8 Again James tells us to ask God when we lack wisdom. (James 1:5) Take heart and be encouraged as you walk through the season of asking “Why?”, knowing that when you ask and sincerely listen, Jesus will surely answer you. 


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