Tough Queries?

Ps.77:7-9 “Has the Lord rejected me forever?  Will he never again be kind to me?  Is his unfailing love gone forever? Have his promises permanently failed? Has God forgotten to be gracious? Has he slammed the door on his compassion?

The first of the three good sides of doubt is; doubt drives you to God. The second is doubt forces you to wrestle with life’s difficult questions. Do you know that when everything is sweet, or when everything is rosy, we tend to live shallow lives? But when life throws a curve ball… when the doctor is shaking his head and he cannot look you in the face. When you go to your child’s school and the report is that your child can never grasp maths. When your spouse leaves a note by the bedside that says he or she has fallen in love with someone else. When you walk into the office and obviously everybody knows something you do not know. Then your boss fires you meanwhile your children’s fees are due. Such things force us to ask the tough questions about life and to wrestle with our souls – why me?

We say to God, ‘where are You in all this? Who have I offended? What did I do to deserve this? What is Your plan in letting me go through this experience? What do You intend to benefit from this?’ I have asked all these questions in my life and I know some of you can relate. Yet some have no clue what this is all about. My advice is, bookmark this page and keep living. These are important questions, but until a crisis happens or doubt sets in, we do not get to ask them. These are questions that we should have answers to.  Why me?  Why not you? You should have an answer to these questions because they are life’s deep questions.

Back in the day, we just used to organize marriage seminars for everybody that is married. As is typical with marriage seminars, we get to discuss some really deep things. After one of such sessions, a couple walked up to me and told me that they do not have such problems and that their marriage is perfect. So, I asked them how long they had been married and they said about eighteen months. I guess theirs is one of the marriages that God created perfect and everyone else got it wrong, right? My only response to such people is, just keep living. So, these days, marriage seminars are for people who have been married for three years and above. New couples would not be able to relate to some of the things the other couples are faced with. Their questions and challenges will seem unreal. From today’s scripture reference, we see that Asaph also had to wrestle with life’s difficult questions. No one is exempt.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, I cling to You for You are my salvation, in Jesus Name. Amen!

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