Wisdom–When we ask "Why?

Why?

God is . . .
too kind to do anything cruel . . .
too wise to make a mistake . . .
too deep to explain Himself.

Charles R. Swindoll, Growing Strong in the Seasons of life

So, Why?

Is asking why wrong?
Why do we need to ask why?

Is asking why an evidence of a lack of faith?

The answer to why, may not always be what we want.
The answer to why, may not remove the pain.
The answer to why, may not come at all.

The depth of pain, despair, lost, uncertainty, or even the feeling of abandonment are real.

The answer to why, may not always be what we want.
The answer to why, may not remove the pain.
The answer to why, may not come at all.

The answer to why, is Who.

Who is God?
Does He truly love me? Is He truly in control? Is He powerful enough to help?

Yes, He loved me with His Son.
Yes, He controls my destiny and sees a much fuller picture.
Yes, He is Almighty.

Would He withhold lesser things?
Would He use me for a greater purpose?

Will I trust Him?

Romans 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! (ESV)

Job 1:21-22 And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” 22 In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong. (ESV)

Job 2:10 But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips. (ESV)

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