Wednesday, January 27, 2010
How do you answer the question, "Why?" How do you answer the question, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" How do you answer the question, "Why would God allow this to happen?" The answer is simply that we can't answer these questions...only God can.
I believe that it's perfectly fine to ask God, "Why?" I don't think that He minds at all. However, I do not believe that it is ever appropriate to question the sovereignty of God. He is in control and we may not know the reasons that He allows things to happen until we get to Heaven. But, I know for sure that HE knows what HE is doing and that there is a reason for everything.
He cares about us and how we feel about things. He knows the number of hairs on our head, the make-up of our DNA, the exact genetic code without using a computer! He knows our thoughts, our concerns, our desires, what will happen next! He knows everything!
God works in ways that we cannot understand because we are human and He is GOD. We can't think at that level. It's not possible. We can't see the total landscape of humanity -- the big picture of life -- the real world under our feet. But, He can! We don't know what's going on all over the world every second of the day, at each sunrise, and at every sunset. But, He does!
It's OK to ask, "Why?" However, the reality is that we most likely are not capable of understanding the answers. We simply can't and we must accept it -- that's the hard part!
Pray without ceasing, study the word, trust God's timing, and accept His will!
Under HIS Grace...