I’ve heard others say it this same thing, not to ask why but what. I don’t think it’s wrong to ask “why.” Even Job asked God why. However, I don’t think we should get stuck on why.
Obviously What now is a better question, but we are human and we do want to understand why? I don’ t think God judges us for asking why especially if we journey with him until we can ask what now.
I do not believe that this is unfair. We need a change in our mindset sometimes. This would encourage to seek God and find a way to move forward in out faith and our relationship with God bring forth a new blessing of joy and happiness.
Yes I believe it is realistic because it makes me think of another question: what is there for me to learn, to do with this Lord? What is my purpose in this suffering Lord?
I don’t think it’s unfair. It can be realistic, but it is certainly challenging. If we can change our mindset to focus on the growth instead of the suffering, it becomes a lot easier.
It was a revelation to be honest and something that in intentionally want to do moving forward. What a powerful way to respond to multitude of troubles (big & small) we face each day.
This provided me with the though “yes, this is so true”. When we look at it this way it gives us responsibility for choices we make that may not have been what God had originally planned for us but because of our free will we went in that particular direction. Now we are not where we should be and God will work out his plan regardless. It’s not something God did but something he will work with us to overcome.
His question shows trust in God and His promises, that all things will work out for good. Asking “What now, Lord?” is realistic if we are going to have the fight mind set and heart for God.
As we know by now suffering if a product of our sinful nature. We should not ask “Why me Lord” , but use it was a jump off point to learn from the suffering and more about God.