Sunday, March 25, 2012

Seeking Sunday #4 - Why God?

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I'm pretty sure that at some point in all of our lives, we have found ourselves thinking, muttering, or even crying out the words, "Why God?".  Let's face it, bad things do happen to children of God.  Human nature instinctively leads us to question just why that is.  After my daughter's birth, I questioned constantly and dare I admit with anger.  Through the years, things have not changed much.  I still find myself silently questioning but the anger has mostly dispersed.  I've carried a good bit of guilt with me thinking that my questioning of His motives somehow had to anger Him and make me 'less than' a good Christian. 

Psalm 42:11Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again—my Savior and my God!

Psalms is full of believers who were not afraid to question God, feeling abandoned and sad they too asked 'Why?' 

They took their questions too God... they knew only God had the answers.  Each question led them back to God.  No amount of despair, sadness, or even anger took away their hope that God had the answer.

Asking Why does not make me a 'less than' or bad Christian... and it does not make you one either!
Asking Why does open up a line of communication between us and Him, we take our concerns and fears and questions to the One we know has the answers.

Let's focus together to put our hope in God !

If you haven't read last weeks Seeking Sunday which discusses being beautifully made and what's in a person's heart, feel free to head back here


Rona Gregory said...

Thank you so much for this post. I have a hard time with religion in the traditional modes but I do believe an entity watches over us, whom I prefer to refer to as Source or The Universe. But I do have the same question "why", when things get tough, and I too have the same feelings of being a lesser person, or a bad person for asking that question, especially when asked with anger or despair. You made me feel, today with this post, that perhaps I am not so unworthy and i thank you for that.

Amy said...

just like, ask and you shall receive,, when we ask why, we should be still and wait for an answer. I never think of it making me less of anything except for my own understanding. when we have bad things happen in our lives we should ask why so we can learn how to change things or accept them better. thank you for your post today:)

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