Daily Devotional
It Is Not Ours to Ask "Why?"


As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: He is a buckler to all them that trust in Him. 2 Samuel 22:31


When bewilderment enshrouds you and despair looms at your door, when trials storm the beaches of your life, you may want to ask God, “Why? Why? Why?”

As a pastor, I've gone to so many funerals, so many hospitals, so many children's wards. I've had strong dads come up to me, their eyes brimming with tears, chin quivering. They take me by the lapel and say, “Pastor, why is this happening to my child? Why? Why?”

Friend, you may never understand why things are happening the way they are in your life, but that’s not your job. You see, it is not necessary for you to know why. That is God’s question. Your response is all that matters. When we can’t feel His hand, we must trust His heart. Our job is to simply trust and obey.

We want to know why? Where is God? Learn this about life. Life is not a problem to be solved, it is a mystery to be lived. That is what the book of Job is telling us. We do not live by explanations, we live by promises. And God never did explain anything to Job. Sometimes it is God's plan that we don't understand. Because when we don't understand and trust Him, that my friend is a greater, greater faith than understanding and trusting him.


Is something happening for which you have no explanation? Yet you long for answers. Ask God to give you peace and grace to trust Him.


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