Questions God Never Answers

Jul 20, 2016, 7:30 PM |

by HJS

There are five questions which God never promised to answer - ones that we often address to Him and then become irritated because we don't get an immediate response.

Question 1: Why, God? It isn't necessarily a sin to ask this. Even Jesus prayed, "Why have you forsaken me?"

Question 2: When, God? We are always interested in the timetable. The disciples put the question, "When?" to Jesus as He was about to ascend to heaven. They wanted to know how soon before He would restore His kingdom. This question doesn't take into account that God's timetable is different from ours. He is not restricted by the constraints of time.

Question 3: What, God? We ask, "What is going to happen?" or "What did you do, Lord?" After the resurrection, Peter was concerned whether or not John would face persecution. He asked, "Lord, what about him?" Jesus answered, "If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me" (John 21:21-22).

Question 4: Where, God? When you are following someone and they know where they are going, you don't ask, "Where?" You follow by faith. When you begin to walk by faith, God doesn't send a road map by special delivery. He says, "Follow Me. I've been there."

Question 5: How, God? Of these five questions this is probably the biggest. How did You create world? How will we live in heaven? How will I know You are sufficient?

The life of faith is a rewarding day-by-day walk. When you are tempted to ask why, when, how, what, or where, listen for His voice saying, "Just trust Me! You'll know eventually!"

The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.  DEUTERONOMY 29:29