“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?
Why are You so far from helping Me,
and from the words of My groaning?”
There are times in our life that we tend to question God. “Why is this happening?” “Why me, God?” “Why now?” It’s natural for us to question God.
Questioning God is not a sin. Doubting God is a sin, but asking God, “why”, helps us to better understand the suffering or difficult situations we encounter.
God allows us the ability to endure hardships and trials for us to grow closer in our relationship with Him. God wants us to know Him and understand what He can do for us.
When we better understand who God is, the better response we have to our sufferings. When we realize how much God loves us, there is no need to question Him.
Sometimes we are perplexed with knowing why God is allowing something bad to happen in our life. Spiritual growth happens when we are faced with a difficult situation that challenges our faith.
Sometimes God does not reveal the “why” but He does reveal Himself and His love. The life of Job is a wonderful example. Throughout Job’s suffering, God never revealed why He allowed Job to be tested but He did reveal His love to him.
Would you rather know the “why” or would you rather experience more of God’s love? If you are questioning God today, you should stop asking “why” and start asking “what”.
Lord, what do you desire to teach me today? I want to know You and Your great love more and more everyday. Help me to understand Your ways and Your thoughts.