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Friday, August 23, 2013

Why, Why?

Sometimes things happen that just don't  seem right. And I wonder why God would allow something like that to happen. And there are even occasions when in spite of many prayers things go in the exact opposite direction of what I had been praying.
I find myself wanting to question, "What are you thinking?"
I am not alone in my questioning. David often had conversations with God involving many questions. Job is another that asked questions of God. 
Here are some of his thoughts. Have you ever wondered any of these things?
Why is life so hard? 
Why do we suffer? 
God has made my days drag on and my nights miserable. And so, I cry out to you in agony and distress.
 I go to bed, hoping for rest, but you torture me with terrible dreams. *
 Why do you watch us so closely? What's it to you, if I sin? 
Why am I your target and such a heavy burden? (Job 7:1, 3, 11, 13, 14, 20 CEV)

God answers Job in Chapters 38-41 of the Book of Job. He answers him with many questions of His own. Why does He answer him this way instead of being comforting?

As a mother I have very often used this method with my children. By asking questions in return for their questions, it causes them to think. It causes them to reason and come to an understanding on their own.

God is so very omniscient (all-knowing.) He holds ALL the answers. 
We, as humans, are limited. Our minds, even with Google, are finite, while God's is infinite.
Our timeframe of our lives are vapors in the scheme of eternity. Our problems and worries, although they seem insurmountable to us are nothing for God and probably do not make a difference in the Eternal. 
No, it is our attitudes in those struggles that will matter towards the Eternal. 

The Apostle Paul had the right idea when he faced troubles and worries, he said,
"These little troubles are getting us ready for an eternal glory that will make all our troubles seem like nothing."  (2 Corinthians 4:17 CEV)

There will be so many times when God's ways will just not make sense to us. But He is God and we are not! 
He is good all the time.
Our lives here are vapors, but then comes the Eternal. 
All of my questions about here won't matter there, but if they do....Then I'm sure there will be plenty of time for answers then.

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