Proverbs 77:7-9, "Will the Lord reject forever? Will he never show his favor again? Has his unfailing love vanished forever? Has his promise failed for all time? Has God forgotten to be merciful? Has he in anger withheld his compassion?"
ThinkIt is easy to become focused on the "Why me, Lord?" questions during our struggles. As we ask those questions, we often feel isolated and even desperate. We can convince ourselves that we are the only ones suffering in anguish and confusion. In these moments, remember this:
- You are not alone. In the book of Job we read that he also asked "Why?" when he lost everything. As Jesus hung dying on a cross he cried out "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" (Matthew 27:46)
- God can handle our questions. In our darkest moments, he will be our brightest light even when the answers aren't clear. Your questions will not push him away.
- Focus on God. Change you question from "Why?" to "What do you want to teach me?"