Why?

1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? 2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.

 

Psalm 22:1-2

 

All of us have come across times in our lives or will come across times in our lives when we feel like God has left. We will be like the psalmist and say to God, “Where are you God?” We pray and the answers don’t seem to come. Why do bad things have to happen to good people? It seems like God isn’t there.

 

Remember that Jesus was the best man to ever step on the earth and He was God and man. Even though He was God and man bad things happened to Him. There were many that wouldn’t believe that He was the Savior and ended up killing Him. Many things in Jesus’ life were not fair. If Jesus went through some things that were unfair then we ought to expect that some things in our lives will seem unfair.

 

We have a hope in Jesus that even though the situations don’t work out the way we want them to that we can trust that God has plan that will work out for the good. Even though at the time it doesn’t seem like any good can happen but we just have to keep on holding on to God’s promises.

 

We don’t have all the answers that is part of living by faith. Faith means that we don’t understand everything. Trusting God means we aren’t going to have the answers to everything. If we had all the answers then we wouldn’t need to trust God.

 

Remember that when it seems like we are alone and that God has abandoned us He hasn’t abandoned us. He promises us in His word that He will never leave us nor forsake us (Joshua 1:5).

 

NIV Lamentations 3:33

33 For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men.

God isn’t out to hurt us but there is an enemy which is the devil who is out to kill, steal and destroy us (John 10:10). In the times that it seems like God has forsaken us we need to continue to seek Him because what we see with our natural eyes and what we feel with our emotions is only temporal but the things that are not seen are eternal (1 Corinthians 4:18). We have to continue to trust in God and not lean on our own understanding.

 

KJV Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

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