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.
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,
Hugs and blessings,