How many times has this question been asked both internally and audibly? It is countless. It is certain that such a question has been asked repeatedly by both the believer and the nonbeliever.
Some believers say it is wrong to question God. Well, it isn’t. Mankind has been asking God questions all the time. Some often are, “Why me God?” or “Why now God?” or “Why this or that, God?” Why God is not always the best question to ask in a believer’s circumstance. What God? Where God? or when God? may be better served. As believers, we can certainly question God and not so much as questioning who He is, but what is He doing.
We should be asking God what does He want us to do, where does He want us to go, or when does He want us to go. To ask God why is a deeper question into what He is doing to us, in us, and through us. What does He want to accomplish through this situation? What are we to do in it that glorifies Him? What is He teaching us here?
Nonbelievers ask the same question, but they aren’t asking God. They’re asking us, “Why God?” They would like to know why we would choose to follow someone we can’t see. They would like to know why we choose to have faith in something their pride won’t allow them to have faith in. Why God is even a thing.
Why God has a simple answer. It is because He has always been, and He always will be. God is the purest and most absolute form of love, hope, peace, grace, mercy, judgment, righteousness, and so much more! Why God? Because He is. He tells us He is. He shows us He is. He reveals Himself to us in every moment of every day.
Ask God, “Why?” It’s okay. It is as if you are a child doing something for your dad or mom in obedience. Asking them why isn’t doubting their existence or their authority. It is being inquisitive, investigative, and making an effort to learn. Understand the answer might not align with what we think at the time, but it doesn’t question who they are or make what we are doing for them or Him any less important or valuable. Go ahead, ask Him. Seek Him in it. Find Him in it. He might reveal a powerful truth you might not expect.
But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If it is so, why am I in this condition?” So she went to inquire of the LORD.
So Moses said, “I must turn aside and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burning up!”
Then Moses returned to the LORD and said, “Lord, why have You brought harm to this people? Why did You ever send me?
Then Moses pleaded with the LORD his God, and said, “LORD, why does Your anger burn against Your people whom You have brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?
Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground, and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your sight that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?”
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