I know that there are life altering situations that bring up those questions of why. Sicknesses, deaths or disablement's that change our life forever. These are hard to face and deal with at times. But they are not fully unexplained. But do you trust God? If He never explains why, will you still trust Him?
Do you as a parent, friend or family member always explain why you do the things you do? I respond or act certain ways because I know that if I do, it'll help a person. I don't always explain why, I just do it. I also do things that will provoke people to act. Sometimes in a joking matter or sometimes because I know if they don't get pushed they wont achieve. My intent isn't to hurt, but to help. Sometimes this cost me something personally. But isn't that what love does?
God stepped down into a body to not only make atonement with His people, but to show them or explain to them, the "Why".
Read Mathew 5, and see how God explains the OT meanings of why they couldn't do something. There was always something deeper behind the commandment.
[Mat 5:21-22 KJV Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.] The commandment was to not kill, but God went on to explain it was a matter behind it. One to really look into the heart. If you control your heart (hatred, envy, jealousy etc) you wont produce murder.
You tell your child to go to bed. You know that they child needs sleep for good health, better attitude, better thinking, energy, and so on. But you give the commandment "go to bed". And what does your child do? Resist because lack of understanding, desire to stay up and do, do, and do like an adult is there. Can you see yourself with God, doing the same thing.
God always has multiply reasons for doing or directing us into paths me may or may not understand. But His ways are right, good and have benefits beyond our comprehension.
Jesus knew He was headed to the cross. He knew the beating was coming, the persecution was moments away and He went to prayer. He is our example. And we know that not only did He endure the cross, but by His stripes we are healed, by His blood we are redeemed. He paid for our sins, He lead the way to victory and He raised out of the grave in a new body. On and on this one path direction cause things that are good for so many.
[Luk 22:42 KJV Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.]
Jesus showed that He looked beyond cross (Heb 12:2) to the harvest of obeying God's will over our desires.
It's hard to do because it's against our nature, but during those questioning times we really need to say "not my will Lord, thine be done" and trust our heavenly Father.
Submitted by: Tina Marie