Tuesday, September 12, 2017

DAILY DEVO...when we ask God "why"?


In his pain and despair, Job asked a lot of questions. I think that the "why" questions are human nature and we all ask them.

"Why do bad things happen to good people?" "Why do people I love have to suffer?" "Why do I have to go thru this?"

Somehow, we think by asking questions we may get a clearer understanding of our pain.

When Job asked God "why", God responded quite harshly. God turned it around and asked Job who he was to question God...

(Job 38:4) "Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell Me, if you understand."

Sometimes, my friend, we don't need understanding but faith. Faith that God knows better than us. Faith that God's ways are higher than ours and that He wants good things for us. 

During those moments of questioning, understand that you may not always find the answer. 

Some things just aren't for us to know. God is a God who does reveal certain things to us but He is also a God Who conceals. 

Why would He keep things from us? So we will learn to trust Him instead of our feelings and to live by faith rather than our emotions. 

What questions do you have? Trust God today for the answer, even if you don't see it, He has His reasons, His plans and He has the answers!

Have a blessed (and trusting) day! LAURIE

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TODAY'S READING: Job 37-39, 1 Corinthians 10:14-11:1, Psalm 137 

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