Jun 9, 2015

Wednesday in the Word-WHY Lord?

Does your child/grandchild seem to ask "WHY" a lot? My 4 year old grandgirl is going through that stage that with everything that is said she comes back with a "why". Why Nana, why papa, why mama, why daddy. Why, why, why!  And....she is pretty insistent so the best thing to do for her is ANSWER her! LOL! 

So normal for children because they are inquisitive and they want an answer of some kind right? Well, it's not any any different with adults. We ask the question WHY and we want an answer though sometimes we may not get an answer nor may we hear what we'd like to hear. I believe that just as it is alright for us to ask Why of others it is also alright for us to ask WHY to Jesus. 

I remember a lady in a Bible study class years ago that made the statement: "We should never question God and ask Him WHY because HE is God and He owes us no explanation". 

I agree with the fact that HE is GOD....there is no other God and never will be. I also agree with the fact that HE owes us no explanation. God owes us nothing. However, I disagree with the statement that we should never ask God why! Even the disciples of Jesus asked WHY? If you have the time hop over in your Bible and read Matthew, Chapter 13 and read vs. 10. I will not go into the story line but
 The disciples came to him (Jesus) and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?”
 If the disciples of Christ can ask CHRIST why then we surely can right?

One of things that I am trying to do over the summer is to read what I call the "little" books of the Bible. You know....the ones that we seem to never read or doesn't sound interesting to us (just being honest) or we've truly not heard a lot of sermons preached on that particular book. So the first one I decided to read and take it piece by piece to mediate on was Habakkuk. (What a name for a boy right?) I grabbed a cup of hot tea...you must try this if you haven't as it is some kind of good....Kalahari Cafe tea---Chocolatte (yep, it's spelled that way) Red Tea also known as Raspberry Truffle) 



 and I began to read the book of Habakkuk.  
I found out that he too was a WHY man.

Habakkuk had questions and he had some tough ones at that...you know those get down and get honest type of questions?

In Habakkuk 1:13 he says to God, "WHY do You look on those who deal treacherously, and hold your tongue when the wicked devours a person more righteous than he? Habakkuk wasn't afraid to ask God WHY nor did he think that he was forbidden to do so.

You may have some WHYS for God right now in your life. It's okay to ask Him why. He may not give you the answer you wanted to hear. He may not even answer you right now. It may be years before you hear Him speak to you on the matter. Believe me I've had many WHYS to God. Most oftentimes He has answered me through the reading of His Word. Other times my answer has came through a sermon, a Bible study teacher, a trusted friend, or even through the mouth of a child. Sometimes I've not truly felt I had my question answered BUT I was satisfied in Christ. 

The book of Habakkuk does not say that he had all of his whys answered but I do know from reading the end that he was satisfied. He was satisfied THROUGH Christ. We might not find all the answers to our WHYS but when we find God then we know the ONE that we can rejoice in and REJOICE is the key word here. REGARDLESS of whether our WHY is answered if we know CHRIST then we can be satisfied. 

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I want to encourage you this summer to take some time to read those "little books" of the Bible...AMAZING stories with nuggets of truth for us my friends. Don't just read it and mark it off of your too-list...Meditate on the living Word of God. You may get some ANSWER'S to your WHYS!

Hugs and blessings,
Cindy 

22 comments:

  1. Well I may have to try that tea simply because it has the word CHOCOLATE in it! LOL! Good message Cindy.
    Connie Royals

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  2. Our SS lessons just finished up with the minor prophets. Glad to be back in the NT....but the OT lessons are there for us, too. Awesome words of wisdom today!

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  3. Cindy, thank you so much for touching on this issue of WHY. I've heard the same statement that you heard years ago. I, like you, agree that God is God and owes us no explanation. But I just could never buy into the idea that we couldn't ask Him why concerning something that is on our hearts or in our lives. I'm not talking about whining to Him, "Why me, Lord?" I'm talking about why about how some things have fallen into place, etc.. We are His children and as you pointed out about your little 4 year old, children do ask why of their parents and others, so it should not be forbidden of us to ask God why a certain thing happened. Thank you for sharing about the example of the disciples asking Jesus why. :) Proof positive, yes? You are a dear and I do love you and the heart you have for Jesus. xo

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    1. Thanks Dianna. I may not always get my answer to my Why but I do trust the Lord as He is the answer!

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  4. Looks like a good book to show us the answers. Oh yes, I have so many grandkids in that inquisitive age stage. Thanks for stopping by. We are very pleased with Rea's progress.....Christine

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  5. Cindy,
    Great tips on making our way through the Bible. Our Bible study breaks during the Summer and I miss it so much. Thank you for the inspiration and motivation for these Summer months.
    Warmest of Hugs,
    Jemma

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    1. We do Bible Study through the summer as well but we try to do stand alone lessons, or personal testimony sharing time and etc. This way for those that are on vacation or miss then they don't feel as though they have missed a lesson. I like it that way as I teach from August through May so come summer I need a little of a break but at the same time I have to stay in the Word....these little books of the Bible are working out great for me. Thanks for visiting with me today!

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  6. All the books of the Bible are life-giving. That verse from Habakkuk is one of my favorites! What a statement of faith. I am reading Romans through Philemon this summer. Some of those books are little, but mighty! The "why" stage can be exhausting, yet it is how children learn.

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    1. Vee, I am so glad that I took the time to really read those few short chapters and meditate on the versus.

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  7. Hi Cindy, this is great and your lesson here so encouraging. I do believe we are meant to ask Why to learn. The Lord made us to be curious to ask, listen, learn and then share. Thank you for your little books tip too.
    Blessings for a wonderful day sweet friend, CM

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to visit with me today!

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  8. Your tea sounds so good, Cindy, and such a lovely cup, too. Great tips here, thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Linda. You need to try that tea. It is very good,

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  9. Love the small books! I enjoyed your great message today. I have asked God 'why?' on many occasions, sometimes He opens my heart to understand 'why' and sometimes He doesn't. I just try to always remember, all things work together for our good...

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    1. Thanks Miss Mary. Yes, the Lord does indeed always work things out for His Glory and our Good.

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  10. It appears we have lots in common which I plan to delve into and learn after I take a nap...just wrapped up VBS Sunday - Thursday ..preschool crafts and wow I am all done it..will be back to devour your promising content..btw I am a GEORGIA GIRL...transplanted by marriage to Alabama. this discussion to be continued ok?

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    1. Nice to meet you Jonell. Looking forward to visiting with you.

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  11. Hi there, Cindy! I am returning the visit. I had to laugh-- I have posted the very same line as a confessed dish-aholic! We must be kindred spirits because I never met a pretty plate I didn't like and yard sales call my name all the time :) Great finds, think the herb pot is my fav because I would use it the same way!

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy