Musings, Poems, Wisdom

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)

Author: Steve

Steve Kilgore joined the staff of Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA in the fall of 2002 as the Pastor of Discipleship to facilitate the equipping ministries, which include Adult Bible Fellowship and other adult discipleship ministries, and work with the rest of the education ministries. He currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Ministries with a focus on providing ministries that facility individuals taking intentional Next Steps for growing and participating in the leadership and administrative aspect at Calvary. He has also taught part-time at Lancaster Bible College in the area of Spiritual Formation and New Testament. Prior to coming to Calvary he served in two churches as well as taught part-time at Philadelphia Biblical University. He was born in Dallas, Texas, but spent the first 13 years of his life in Guatemala where his parents were missionaries. It was there at the age of four and a half that Steve placed his faith in Christ as his Savior. Steve received a Bachelor’s degree in Bible from Philadelphia College of Bible and a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Steve and his wife, Mary Anne, have their two boys, Andrew and Nathan (both in college), and live in East Lampeter Township. Steve lives and ministers by the personal motto, Know what you believe and why, live it, be able to defend it. His hobbies, other than playing with his family, include tinkering with computers, reading, drinking coffee with his wife, playing and watching basketball. Steve and Mary Anne are looking forward to exploring new hobbies as they transition to life as empty-nesters.

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