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Why God?


Why is God allowing this to happen to me? Doesn't God care? Doesn't God love me? Am I being punished? If you are going through a difficult period in your life – stop asking these questions.

God is your Father. When you feel sad, need help or have questions - He is the first one you should go to. Just like David we can sometimes just tell God we are angry or down. When Jesus was afraid, he prayed.

There is however a type of questioning and 'begging God' that simply doesn't help. I have been through some very difficult periods in my life. What I have learned is that feeling sorry for yourself doesn't help. Pleading, crying, begging to God in a despondent state doesn't help and it doesn't impress God.

God doesn't do pity parties.

In Mark 4 the disciples was in a storm on a boat while Jesus was sleeping in the stern. They woke Him and asked:
… Master, do You not care that we are perishing? - Mark 4:38
Sound familiar? - Don't you care God? Don't you love me? Why are you allowing this to happen to me?

Jesus did rebuke the storm and it did calm down – but He also rebuked the disciples.
He said to them. Why are you so timid and fearful? How is it that you have no faith? - Mark 4:40
What would have impressed Jesus was if they had faith. If they rebuked the storm without going through the 'Why??' phase.

Note that when Jesus woke up in the middle of the storm, He did not ask why God the Father let this happen to Him - what He did wrong or why life was so unfair? He simply addressed the problem.

Jesus did ask 'Why did You forsake me' - once - on the cross. He did that so that we never have to. We can know that God will never forsake us because of what Jesus did for us.

All the 'why me - why God - doesn't He love me - etc' doesn't help and just breaks down your faith.

Ask God for help - with faith - not with desperation and despair. 

Ask God for help – but do it with faith and hope - not in fear and in a despondent state. If you ask God for help but then follow it up with questions about 'why me' or 'does God care' then you sabotage your faith and your victory.
Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind. For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything from the Lord. - James 1:6-7(AMP)
When you pray, believe that you will have victory.
… whatever you ask in prayer, believe that it is granted to you, and you will get it. - Jesus (Mark 11:24)
Keep on believing it no matter how long it takes.
Victory belongs to those who believe in it the most and believe in it the longest - Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle

What if I am being punished?

If you need to punish your children, would you ever punish them without making sure they understand why they are being punished? Not only would it make the punishment pointless, it would be incredibly cruel.

God loves you - I believe that if God was punishing you He would make it clear to you.

It is a good thing to do a bit if introspection every now and then. It might not even be a sin in your life but sometimes just stupid choices that created your storm (unhealthy lifestyle, poor financial decisions, etc.)

Once you have done that, you can ask for forgiveness. You then need to believe that God did forgive you and then you need to forgive yourself. Learn from your mistakes and move on. You then need to work the problem and stop thinking 'maybe I deserve this'.

It doesn't matter what you 'deserve' – Jesus came so that we can have a life of abundance (John 10:10).

The wrong time to question God's love for you

The last thing you should do when you go through a difficult time is to question God's love for you.
Who shall ever separate us from Christ's love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword?  … Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us. For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:35-39 (AMP)
It is the fact that we know beyond any doubt that God loves us, that gives us the strength to face anything.

When you go through hell – you need to know that God loves you. That is the time when you can't afford to question God's love for you. You need to believe that God loves you with everything that is in you.

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