The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Questioning God is not unusual when we don’t understand what the Lord is doing. My nephew passed away after suffering from cancer at age twenty-five. When a tragedy strikes, we are left with many questions. Why, Lord, did this happen? In this life, we often don’t understand why things happen, but we know we can always trust the Lord as believers.

We don’t know what God knows or see what He does, but we must walk by faith. Romans 8:28And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.[1] A friend grew up in a home where his brother was physically disabled. Out of that experience, the Lord gave my friend a heart for helping the disabled.

Abram Questioned God

Abram, whom the Lord renamed Abraham, was a person of great faith, yet he did not start that way. Like all of us, faith is a journey, and the Lord took Abram on a voyage of a lifetime. The Lord told Abram he would have many descendants, but he and his wife were both old. In the realm of human understanding, Abram questioned God about His plan.

Genesis 15: But Abram replied, “O Sovereign Lord, what good are all your blessings when I don’t even have a son? Since you’ve given me no children, Eliezer of Damascus, a servant in my household, will inherit all my wealth. You have given me no descendants of my own, so one of my servants will be my heir.” [2]

God answered Abram’s question and assured him they would have a child. Genesis 15:And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith. [3]

Trust the Lord

Sometimes when we question the Lord, we don’t receive any answer, but the Lord asks us to trust Him. Job was a righteous person of the Bible who God put to the test, and when he questioned the Lord, he received a question. Job 38:Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me if you know so much. [4]

As much as we would like an answer to our questions, the Lord does not owe us an explanation. 2 Corinthians 5:7For we live by believing and not by seeing.[5] Our life on earth is a weaving. The bottom looks like a mess, but the top of the canvas is beautiful artwork. On earth, all we see is the mess on the underside, not the beautiful topside of the canvas. The Lord is creating an artistic masterpiece as our life unfolds with its ups and downs.

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[1-5] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Tyndale House Publishers.

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