It’s Ok to Ask Why

by | Jul 14, 2012

Genesis 25:22
And the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If it be so, why am I thus?”  And she went to inquire of the Lord.

Have you ever had one of those days where you just feel like it is one stressful thing thrown into your lap after another?  Today was one of those
days, I just wanted to take a day and clean my house.  My daughter and I had it all planned out and were ready to just get it done!  Then came phone call
after phone call all day with one stressful, possibly life changing situation after another!

As I sat down to write, I prayed and said, “well Lord, I need something for myself!  I feel like we are doing what we are supposed to be doing and we are
praying for your will on every level, but if we are doing things the way we are supposed to be then why is everything so stressful?  Why can’t everything
just fall into place?  I need something in order to finish doing all I need to do for you today.”  I opened my Bible to where I have been having my
devotions to start reading again and saw the verse I had underlined earlier. “if it be so, then why am I thus?”  Wow!  Didn’t I just ask that?

Notice Rebekah was upset and wanted to know “why are my circumstances the way they are if this is your will?” and she didn’t even hesitate to go ask
the Lord!  It is OK to ask God “why”!  It is ok to tell Him you don’t fully understand what is going on or why it is!  Asking God questions doesn’t
anger Him, rebellion does.  God loves you more than anything and He knows we don’t always understand His big picture.  We don’t always get answers right
away like Rebekah did, but I guess it is hard to expect an answer at all if we don’t ask.

What are you going through today that you just need to be able to ask Him “why”.  It does me good a lot of times to just be able to talk to Him about
it all even if I don’t get an immediate answer.  He enjoys conversation with us no matter what it is about, so whether it is big or little things,
blessing or problems, He enjoys the conversation, so don’t hesitate, He’s waiting.

“Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.”  Norman Vincent Peale