Ever said that? Ever heard anyone say that? We all want to know why things happen. But when it comes to God, don’t ask why. Depending on what has happened in your life that you are questioning God about, there are two reasons to not ask WHY:
1) You will probably not understand why if He told you. What do I mean? God’s ways are so much higher than ours. The Bible says that the foolishness of God is wiser than men (1 Cor 1:25). That means even if you’re a rocket scientist, up beside God, you’re ‘dumber than a box of rocks’. So, for us regular people, how in the world do we think we are going to understand God’s reason?
2) Let’s say God does tell you and you do understand it. More than likely you will not like the answer. What? The Bible says, God’s ways are mysterious. So, with us humans already being ‘dumber than a box of rocks’ up beside God, add on top of that His mysteriousness. So, fat chance that we’re gonna like His answer. Example: Let’s say God tells you the reason He let your big beautiful house burn down is because you were “getting too attached to your possesions”. Like I said, you’re not gonna like it.
I know this is not always the case. These are just a couple of examples. Here’s another more simple type of WHY: Ever get up in the morning, late for work, run out to your car and uh oh, flat tire? Now you’re really gonna’ be late. Finally get the tire changed in record time and get out on the interstate and oh no, an accident. Now you’re stuck sitting in trafic for an hour. The boss is gonna’ be really upset. Why, God, Why??? Ever think that maybe God gave you the flat tire to keep YOU from being the one in the accident? That’s how my God works. He said that He will protect His children, and He does. So, instead of asking God WHY, you should be thanking Him it wasn’t you in the accident.
One last thing I’d like to add is that the devil wants us to question God, because he wants us to get side tracked and not notice what’s happening. What I mean is that we get caught up in the WHY and begin to even blame God and 1) forget that satan is the one to be blaming for our problems, NOT God and 2) forget to give God praise for the things we do have because we’re all caught up in the WHY.
Remember, satan is the one that is out to steal, kill and destroy our lives (John 10:10), not God. So, the next time your day is not going so well and you want to question God WHY, don’t. But start rebuking satan and giving God some praise and watch your day turn around!