Why God? – Grace & Truth Link-Up

September 14, 2018

When you utter the words, “Why God?” do you immediately feel as though you have failed at being a good Christian? Is questioning God a sign of little faith?
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When you utter the words, “Why God?” do you immediately feel as though you have failed at being a good Christian? Has someone told you it’s not okay to question God? Lately, I have been uttering the words “Why God?” quite a bit. 

Many believe questioning God may be a sign of little faith.

But life is hard here on earth. In the moment of hardships, we rarely understand why God allows certain things to filter through his hands. We may even think he is sleeping on the job.

Especially when we know without a doubt, our powerful and mighty God could change the course of our pain. We read about the many miracles in the Bible. We even share when God answers our prayers.

However, many times he doesn’t intervene.

Good people die, great people suffer, illness abounds, and we have pain. So asking him “why” seems like a pretty reasonable question.

So I go to God in prayer, pouring out my heart and asking why-why-why.  After a few cries of “Why God?“  the answer is not my concern.  My words change to “God, I don’t know why but I trust you.” “I trust you God; with my pain, the plan, and I know you will bring good out of this.”

It is GOD we need.

We need his comfort, his love, his presence. But most importantly we must set our eyes on him and remind ourselves – God’s Got This.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,

who have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28

 

Today our featured post is from Jaime Hampton who is writing over at Candidly Christian. Jaime shares with us four truths that she looks at when she is in a place when things don’t make sense. Then she ends up with two options we must choose when we are faced with “Why God?”

Now for Our Featured Post 

What To Do With The Things That Make You Ask “Why God?”

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10 Comments

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    Emily Saxe

    I try to remember that bad things happening are a way creation is telling us this world is not what it’s supposed to be. That there is a perfect home awaiting us. It doesn’t help ease the pain, but it does point me back to Jesus!

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      Maree Dee

      Emily, Yes, I love to rest my thoughts on the fact this is not our home. Our home will be amazing. Maree

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    Lisa notes...

    So thankful for this truth! “We need his comfort, his love, his presence. But most importantly we must set our eyes on him and remind ourselves – God’s Got This.” We can rest easier knowing that God has this.

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      Maree Dee

      I know I am resting in HIM tonight as I close my eyes after a challenging day and week. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Blessings, Maree

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    Heather Hart

    Thanks for featuring, Jaime’s post, Maree!

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      Maree Dee

      It was my pleasure to feature Jaime’s post. It was a well-written post full of great wisdom. Maree

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