“WHY, WHY, WHY . . . GOD, WHY?” Sunday Sermonette

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?  Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?  Psalm 22:1

 Read:   Psalm 22:1-10

 

You feel like you are at the end of your rope.   Your marriage has huge problems, your daughter is walking away from her faith, your boss is more and more critical of your work and bills are piling up.   So, you ask GOD why.   ‘Why, why, why…GOD why?’

 

Your rhetorical question does not need an answer.   And GOD is not going to tell you why. That is when we need to trust GOD.   We need to know HE has a reason.   HIS reason.   It may not be a reason we can be accepting or comfortable with.  It is GOD’S reason.

 

In time, in HIS time, HE may share that reason with us or HIS reason may not be known to you or others for generations.  We know of many of GOD’S plans in scripture.  But, we are privy to these thousands of years after the fact. At the time, those in the lessons we learn from usually knew nothing of GOD’S reasons.   They did not always know or understand why GOD was doing what HE was doing.

 

Today, we need to understand our problem and trust HIM to get us through it.   Remember Job?   He wanted to know GOD’S whys as well.   GOD never revealed HIS reasons.  Job’s friends came up with all kinds of reasons to explain all the hurt and loss Job was feeling.  They were wrong.  Your friends are probably wrong too.   You are probably wrong as well.  We don’t need to know all of GOD’S whys or HIS why nots.

 

We need to know GOD loves us and HE will get us through all our problems when we trust HIM.   Maybe the only ‘why’ you need to hear is GOD asking you:  “Why don’t you trust ME?”

 

Today’s prayer:  “Thank YOU, LORD, for knowing all.   I know that I need to trust YOU rather than know YOUR reasons why.   Help me to depend upon YOU and less of myself.  Amen.”