"That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong"
2 Corinthians 12:10

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Why so many questions???

There are countless examples in the Bible where someone would ask God a question when they were in a dark season of their lives and he would answer them with a question of his own, why would he do this?  Was he just trying to add insult to injury when it was already so painfully obvious that these people were pouring their hurting heart out to him and was already confused?  It irritates me so much when I ask someone for help and instead of giving me the answer they make me think about it harder by asking a question.  So, why so many questions???

When we are in a dark season in our lives we tend to ask questions of God so we can understand why a "loving" God would allow us to suffer when he can change the outcome.  It is so tempting to ask him "Why" and to second guess your Faith in God when storms are brewing in your life.  Just like we do with our children when they are upset or during a meltdown we stay calm and ask them a question so they will calm down and think for a moment.  When we are upset and scared things tend to get jumbled up and we don't always make the most logical decision.  God does this with all of his children.  Would you really believe him if you asked him "Why" and he just gave you the answer?  No, I don't believe you would.  You see, our sinful human nature tempts us to think something like this, "Ya, I hear you God BUT I really think that I can fix it myself and I think my solution is much better than yours".  Sound kinda familiar?

When God asks questions we have to stop and think about it and then we have an "ah ha" moment and we just get it.  We also are forced to really turn it over to him and get all our fingers off of it.  No taking a little back because we think we have to always keep a little bit of control over every situation in our lives.  I believe in God.  I believe in Faith but boy is it hard to rely on the "unseen" and just go on Faith. 

My prayer every night is that I will have the courage to REALLY keep my hands off the things I turn over to God.  It is His will that will be done in my life no matter how much energy I waste trying to make things go the way I think they should.  In the end it will go His way anyway so why spend all my time worrying and fretting over it.  Wow, that sound so good! I can take it all off my shoulders and put it on His.  I don't know about you but I need all the help I can get.  I absolutely cannot make it on this earth without him.

"Take my yoke upon you.  Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for our souls.  For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light."  Matthew 11:29-30