WHY? (What Happened to Yahweh)
I would like to title this article WHY? Which is exactly the question I have been asking in the last couple of weeks.
Certain incidents took place which put me in a panic mode especially at the start of the day. Usually I pray to God in the mornings before I go to work. But since of late from the time I opened by eyes in the morning various problems which accumulated during the night greeted me. And instead of the usual thank you prayer I started my prayer with WHY Lord?
Many of us also face many problems and we tend to ask WHY? It may be a financial problem, office problem or health problem.
While I was praying the holy Spirit ministered to me and said;
1/ first thing DON’T PANIC!
2/ Second thing DON’T EVER ASK WHY?
When we ask WHY we are indirectly asking ‘what happened to God’; is He asleep?, does He not know what I am facing? or maybe He knows, and He has allowed it because of a mistake or a sin I committed? All these questions may arise through your mind. All these questions end of the day take you to the place of WHY? Or what has happened to God?
i/ Firstly we must remember that all things are permitted by God with a plan to prosper us.
Jer 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
ii/ Whatever problems you are facing God knows the details at a micro level. He knows the finer details of it and how it is affecting you
Mat 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.
Mat 10:30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Mat 10:31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Iii/ He will NOT bat an eyelid and will see you through the problem you are facing
Psa 121:4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
Psa 121:5 The LORD watches over you– the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
Psa 121:6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
Hence don’t panic whatever you are facing
Are you facing a financial problem?
Don’t you know the that God owns EVERYTHING on the earth?
Psa 24:1 Of David. A psalm. The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;
Cannot He supply you with what you need?
Are you facing a sickness or disease?
Don’t you know that the spirit of God will come down on you and you will have energy mightier than a horse like Elijah?
1Ki 18:46 The power of the LORD came on Elijah and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.
Don’t you know that God can raise you from the sickbed or point of death back to perfect health?
1Sa 2:6 “The LORD brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up.
Whatever issue you are facing don’t ask WHY?
Let’s look at Job and his friends, as you know he faced the worst issues anyone can face on this earth
So he asked WHY?
Job 7:20 If I have sinned, what have I done to you, you who sees everything we do? Why have you made me your target? Have I become a burden to you?
Job 7:21 Why do you not pardon my offenses and forgive my sins? For I will soon lie down in the dust; you will search for me, but I will be no more.”
Job mourned while his friends try to justify everything and trying to understand WHY this all happened
God thoroughly explains from Job 38-41 to Just to keep quiet and not to inquire about things we don’t understand,
Job 38:1 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm. He said:
Job 38:2 “Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge?
Finally Job said
Job 40:5 I spoke once, but I have no answer– twice, but I will say no more.”
So let’s stop asking WHY? as God who has permitted the problem with a purpose, which you may not understand now, but He also has the solution, with a greater purpose in mind, for your own benefit. He can and He will solve the problem you are facing in a marvelous way
Just don’t ask WHY (or what has happened to God)