No, it’s not necessarily wrong for us to ask God why He’s allowed things to happen to us the way they did. God doesn’t want us to pretend or be dishonest when we come to Him–and in any case, He already knows what is in our minds and hearts.
Job in the Old Testament didn’t understand why God was allowing Him to suffer, and questioned why God had let it happen. In the midst of his pain and discouragement he cried out, “I loathe my very life; therefore I will give free rein to my complaint and speak out in the bitterness of my soul” (Job 10:1). God didn’t cut him off or get angry at him; God knew what he was suffering, and He understood his emotions.
But listen: Job didn’t stay there. In other words, he didn’t just keep on complaining. Instead, he honestly sought God and, in time, God reached down and brought comfort to him. No, all his questions weren’t answered–nor will yours be. But Job saw God’s greatness and love in a new way–and that made all the difference.
Don’t question God because you think He must be wrong; He isn’t. Instead, ask Him to help you to trust Him, even when you don’t understand. God loves you–if He didn’t, He wouldn’t have sent His Son into the world to die for you. But He did, and that makes all the difference.
If you would like to hear another perspective on this subject, please follow this LINK to a message by David Platt on “Questioning God” from the book of Habakkuk.
Preparing for Sunday
Kingdom Principles: On Greatness (Matthew 20:17-28)
Ministry Share & Dessert Fair
Wednesday, October 25th
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Come in costume and join us for a night of games, trunk or treat, face painting, bounce houses and the Grapevine Food Truck.
If you can help with Fall Festival in the following ways, please let Heather Larson know:
Donate baked goods
Help with set-up
Help with clean-up
firstname.lastname@example.org or (804-212-7176)
The Braille Library is looking for someone to handle the receiving and filling orders of Braille books. This would entail about 4-6 hours per week of service. Please call Bill Jeffries at 804.543.1337 if you are interested. Training will be provided.
If you have been worshipping with us, and you would like to learn more about our church, or if you think you might be interested in becoming a member, we invite you to attend our upcoming new member class, Sunday, October 22 after the morning worship service.
Lunch is provided so please reserve a spot by registering online.
Our IBC “Ministry Share” is Sunday, October 1st at 6:30 PM
Come and hear four of our Gospel Ministry leaders share a report of their respective ministries. After these reports which will demonstrate what the Lord is doing in our midst, join us in the Fellowship Hall for a dessert fair with sparking juices and coffee.