Stop Asking “Why?”
Why? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why is there evil in this world? Why am I going through infertility? Why did my nephew pass away? Why,Why, why, why? How many times and how often have you asked that question? Do you realize it gets you nowhere? Answering “why?” doesn’t change anything. It won’t bring you a baby or a spouse, it won’t bring you joy, it won’t stop all the evil in the world, and it won’t change your circumstances.
God is very aware of both the good and the bad that you are facing today and He is not surprised at any of it. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.” Isaiah 55:11. He knows what He is doing and there is no way to ever fully understand His ways or His thoughts, so don’t waste your energy doing so.
My advice? Stop asking why. I love Graham Cooke and how he encourages believers to stop asking why and to start asking “Lord, who is it that you want to be for me now?” or “How do you want to use this situation?” or “What should we do now?”
Aren’t those better questions to ask? God desires to be in a relationship with you and doesn’t need you to know all the answers to solve the worlds problems, but He does want you to figure out how best to have a relationship with Him. Who does He want to be for you? Is it friend? Is it comforter? Is it healer? Is it provider?
Stop spending time trying to figure out why and start asking the Lord who He wants to be for you. Seeking Him, instead of seeking “why?” will bring you true contentment and fulfillment, so much more than the answer you might be seeking with your questions ever could.