Three letters that form a powerful word. A word that responds to so many situations, and can in turn, bring about so many more questions. Why is this happening? Why did they do that? Why am I feeling this way? Why? Why? Why? But how does the meaning change or how is it used when we address God and not our fellow human beings? You see, it is one thing to ask why something is happening to each other, but it is something different to ask it to God; or am I alone in this thinking? Since I believe that I am not alone in this, let me take a few moments to respond to this question.
First off, asking why to God is not a lack of faith. When we ask God why things are happening the way that they are, it does not mean that we do not trust Him, it simply means that we are looking for answers to our current situation. It may have more to do with our doubting of our own abilities to both survive and thrive in what is happening, and this is when we have the opportunity to connect with Paul when he said that when we are weak, He is strong. Second, why is often what we ask when we are in pain. Pain comes in all forms. Pain is physical. Pain is emotional. It is also mental and spiritual, and when we experience, we often ask why.
So, as you go through this season, please do not be afraid to ask why, but in the end of it all, let us be intentional in where our why questions are addressed. Also, take heart in knowing that even our Savior asked why. Jesus was not doubting when He asked why God the Father had forsaken Him when He hung on the cross. He was in pain, and remember, pain comes in all forms. But questions are formed for one.
Think about it. Pray about it. God bless.