Why God, Why?

When something imperfect happens in what we expect to be our perfect world we want to summon God, put Him on the carpet, and demand to know “Why?”

“God, our generation believes in ‘the public’s right to know.’ Now, I want to know why this happened and why you haven’t corrected it?”

What we fail to realize is God isn’t part of this generation. He doesn’t deal on a “right to know” basis, but on a “need to know basis.” Problems arise when we feel we have a need to know and are entitled to know, but God doesn’t think so.

Why do you ask God “Why?”                       

We sometimes ask “Why” in order to vindicate ourselves.  It implies God has done something wrong. He owes us an explanation. When life’s smooth running joy car runs off the road we want to ask, “Why me, God? Why did a bad thing happen to good little ole me?”

It rarely occurs to a person to ask, “Why NOT me?” After all, you know God doesn’t really owe you. What did you do to make God indebted to you?

Isn’t it strange we seldom, if ever ask such a question about good things. Why is it we never admit how undeserving of a good thing, and why it was our good fortune for it to happen to us.

Job suffered and demanded of God an explanation. He extensively questioned God. Thereby, he implied God was inadequate and didn’t have an answer. Inherent in Job’s demand for an answer was the implication God didn’t have love or wisdom.

God didn’t give Job an answer. Instead He asked Job a question: “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?” (Job 38: 4, 5).

What is God saying? He is saying, “Job, turn on the Discovery Channel. I have the wisdom, power, and love to do what is right and I always do.”

There are times God does not give us an answer to our questions. He remains silent and watches to see our response, to demonstrate our faith.

To properly relate to God is not to get the right answers to our questions. It is to learn to ask the right questions.

Such questions as: 
“Does God have the right to govern as He wills?”

“Do I believe that all of God’s actions are born out of love and knowledge and are always right?”

Do we respond like Job who when tested said, “Yea, though He slay me yet will I trust Him.