There are so many things happening right now that make me want to ask “Why?”
- Global threat of nuclear war from North Korea
- National hurricanes and forest fires
- A family in my community lost their five daughters in a house fire
- A friend had to put down their beloved dog
All these things and so many more can cause me to look to heaven and ask “WHY?” It’s fine to ask why, it’s almost involuntary.
Why is the wrong question. It’s a distraction. It is disempowering.
Why keeps us stuck when we don’t get an answer. And when we do.
When we don’t get an answer we stay stuck:
- trying to reason it out
- in bitterness over not getting an answer
- using mental energy of continuing to ask
When we do get an answer we can:
- go back to being comfortable
- go back to not thinking about it anymore.
While we may feel comfortable we’re still stuck.
God did not design us to stay comfortable. He wants us to be at rest in Him not comfortable in our own reasoning. Resting in Him is always on the move expanding His Kingdom, spreading peace, hope, and love.
I can and do ask why. If there isn’t something I can do different then I move on to the next question.
The better question is “What do I do now?”
- Pray for North Korea to be saved. God wants none to be lost. Agree with Him that Kim Jong-un can be saved and lead his nation to salvation in Jesus Christ.
- Pray, give, help. God has different answers for each one according to their gifts and situation.
- Believe in the goodness of God. Ask for ways to shine His light in the darkness.
Do you ask “why” when hard things come?
Try asking “What do I do now?” How different does it feel?