A Question To Be Careful With
Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It tells you why, and why not. What makes why a good question? or a not so good question. Have you ever had a child, then you have been through the why stage, about 2-4 years old, they ask ‘why’ non-stop. About everything. Why is a great question, but not all the time. The key is how you ask it? Do you ask in faith, or doubt. Do you really desire deeper understanding in something, or are you just complaining because things aren’t going your way? Just like a child, sometimes they ask because they really want to know… Sometimes they ask not because they want to know, but because they don’t want to do. Sometimes the answer is – Because Daddy Told You, because Mommy told you. That’s all you need to know. When it comes to Why God? Why do we ask God why? Because there is something we don’t know, or don’t have yet, or don’t understand why that happened... Why do bad things happen to good people? First there’s no one good but God, so the real question is why to bad things happen to people. Sin. If you are sinning, bad stuff is going to happen. If you are falling short of God’s best for you, His will for you, bad things will happen. You will do them, or someone or something will do them to you. Sin brings bad, like gravity – inescapable. But even if you aren’t particularly bad. Bad things happen, because of sin in the world. Not your sin, but Adam’s sin, and others’ too. Everyone eventually dies, even you. The ground has weeds, labor isn’t easy, not work labor or birthing labor. People disappoint you, they lie, cheat, and steal. That’s because of the fallen world we live in. Knowing this doesn’t avoid the pain that things cause, like famine or war or death or disappointment, or wrongs being done to you. That doesn’t mean God is not good. That just requires you to believe what God said. Not just that HE IS good, but that He will never leave you nor forsake you, that he can work out even bad things for your good. That He's right there with you – through the trial. He doesn’t always take you around every trial. Some things God allows you to go through, And He goes through it with you. And most bad things - He spares you from. Not really, you don’t know what I’ve been through. No, you don’t realize what God has been through, what Jesus really did for you. And you don’t realize what He’s saved you from, that you didn’t see coming, or even know about… angels unawares that He sent for your protection. If you ever find yourself asking God why? Check your motive. Do you really simply desire a deeper understanding of his nature or His goodness? Does the Why lead you to wonder in amazement at God’s Might and Power and His Unfailing love? or is why what you ask instead of walking in contentment. “Don’t say why were the old days better than these, it’s not from wisdom that you ask this.” Some why’s are better left unasked. God doesn’t always have to tell you why. Sometime why just leads you deeper into discontent, when God doesn’t answer you. He does, silence is His answer. Why? because you don’t agree, or Why? because you feel hurt or wronged, doesn’t lead to understanding or thanksgiving. Why have you blessed me so much? Why is my life so good, Why have you been so faithful to me, the least deserving? If Why leads you to thanksgiving, it’s a better why. And when you just really want to know – and you ask, because He says to ask, and you’re ok with whatever and whenever He chooses to respond, then you can still put your faith in Him. It takes you past the why. His grace is always sufficient. He’ll tell you the why if you need it. And He’s with you, even when you don’t.
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!