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Questioning God

Sometimes life is hard. Matter of fact, sometimes life just stinks.

The question, "why do bad things happen to good people?" is one that individuals have been asking for centuries. Often, we have no idea why certain things happen and that's what makes it so hard.

Why did we lose that job? Why did our dad get cancer? Why did our child die? These are all questions that, as an evangelist, I want to be able to answer, but unfortunately, sometimes only God knows why.

A lot of the questions we have here on earth may never receive an answer until we get to heaven. But, sometimes, I think the experience can teach us valuable lessons about our own personal character and faith.

Romans 5:3-5 says, "Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us."

Still, it's hard not to question God when bad things happen. And you know what? That questioning is okay. God can handle your anger. It doesn't stump His love for you in any way.

But this frustration and anger should never control us or get in the way of our relationship with God. While it's not always easy, we must continue to trust that He will help us through the situation. Isaiah 26:4says it best, "Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal." We may have nowhere else to turn, but God is always available and wants to be your Rock.

So, if you are currently in a situation where you find yourself asking "why me?" know that God is still in control.

-- Jay

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