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Asking God; “Why?”

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About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi lama sabachthani?” –which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”  Matthew 27:46 NIV

Did the scriptures say that Jesus asked God ‘why?’ Did he actually question the unquestionable God? I believe we, his followers can draw wisdom from this question of Christ at the highest point of his affliction on the cross.

Some accounts of the scriptures say that after he had said this, he gave up the ghost, suggesting a point of the heaviest pain when his mortal body could not stand the torture any longer. Little wonder, he was pushed to ask God ‘why?’

In our times of trouble, are we allowed to ask God why? Aren’t we taught that God is sovereign and that He does whatever he wishes with anyone at any time? This is true, but a point to remember always is that he is before anything else, a just God.

Unpleasant things often happen and men resort to fate, saying if God allows it, then that is how he wants it. This is not true. A simple ‘why’ conversation with God could reveal to you that it is not his will.

There are several issues that bring confusion to man on his pilgrimage on earth. To gain access to the truth- the ‘whys’ and the ‘hows’, which gives the clearest direction to live right, who else is to be inquired from if not God, the giver of life. The undoing of several people are not exactly the challenges that they face, but the places where they go seeking answers from in the day of trouble.

When Jesus felt forsaken, he asked God. No one can provide a better explanation on how you feel, other than the one who made you. Again, Jesus modeled that.

We often have experiences that we pray never to have again. Yet, if we do not understand why they happened initially, they might happen again. Only the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth can help with that. So why not ask him “why?”

The fact that we call God unquestionable does not mean he is wicked, fierce, and unreasonably unapproachable. He is rather unquestionable because when he has done good to you, no man can query him. You can ask him why, not to question his authority, but to seek understanding.

He says come...

For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:8 NIV

If you need wisdom--if you want to know what God wants you to do--ask him, and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking. James 1:5 NLT



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Tobi Olowookere is the author of gracedpages where some of his thought provoking inspirations are documented.

A graced writer, Tobi believes that no matter what it takes, everyone must carry out their God assigned responsibilities. He's committed to writing and speaking to his generation on this subject.

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