Good bye “WHY” 10-16-18
How many times in our Christian lives have we had things happen to us that we just don’t understand? We often ask “why” did this happen. If you are like me the answer is, many times. Sometimes we see things happen that seem to be contrary to the Word of God. This is especially true when we see “good” Christian people die while yet young or we see people battling sickness. Often times these things happen at those times in our lives when we are either trying to grow in our Faith or we are already beat down. Satan, the author of “steal, kill, and destroy” (John 10:10), brings this upon us as a distraction.
In these cases if we don’t get the “why” answered people will start going backwards in their Christian walk. They quit going to church, they quit reading their Bibles, they quit praying, and their choice of friends often times will change. When you don’t get the “why” resolved people will start to blame God for everything negative in their lives. If we don’t get the “why” answered this is usually the path our lives will take.
Satan is the author of distractions and as we read in Eph 6:12, our struggle is not against Flesh and Blood but it is against the spiritual forces of evil in this realm we live in. We need to keep this in mind and put our focus on our Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
4 Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.
James 4:7-12 (NKJV)7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
Romans 10:17 (NKJV)17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
The answer to “WHY” in times of any kind of trouble or conflict we need to stay focused on God. We need to be steadfast in him. We need to trust God and submit ourselves to Him even when we don’t understand. We must always believe the Word and allow our Faith to work out our Belief.
Proverbs 3:5-8 (NKJV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil.
8 It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones.
May our Lord Jesus grant you each Peace and Understanding!
Chet Wiswell, Elder
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