The way things work in this world fills us sometimes with many questions due to mysteries no man can ever answer: why do babies get sick, suffer and die? Why do good people seem to have more than their share of problems and trials? Why does it seem like serving God doesn’t always pay off in this world, why is this world filled with sickness, suffering, sorrow and death? etc. my brother, my sister, the simple answer to these question is that God created man with a purpose, but from Adam and Eve has been inclined to do what he wants above what God wants, and every disobedience to God’s Word bring about consequences.
Yes, many promises of God are not fulfilled in our lives because we choose to do our own wills and not God’s will. Yet the Bible says: For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished (Matthew 5:18). What does this mean? Everything He has promised, He will do! When we allow Him to. Jesus allowed Him to on the cross and salvation was given to us. Today God keep asking us the same things: stand still, position yourself where I can intervene in your life, do not be afraid, be courageous, stop doubting and believe, trust in me…. These words have been repetitive from Genesis to Revelation. Do we really listen to the Lord? And when we do, do we really put His Word into practice?Why? Because you and me will pass away… The things you are pursuing right now will pass away… What you are holding unto right now will pass away… but God’s words will never pass away.
My friend, we must come to the place where we simply cast our doubts aside and trust God for the things we cannot see, feel or understand. We must come to the place of obedient faith in Him, His power and His purposes for our lives. Let me remind you of two important truths: Our God is a God of power – (Isaiah 40:12; Job 42:2) and a God of purpose – (Romans 8:28; Isaiah 46:10). In other words, we are on this earth by His power and grace and to fulfil His purposes. The world is suffering because people want to live without acknowledging the power, purpose and grace of God. And though we a believers, we suffer too because we live in the world…. That is the reason why the Word of God recalls us not to be conformed to the patters of this world, because we are not of this world. Yes, we will never have the answers to all the questions we may ask ourselves. Besides if we allow our hearts and minds to dwell on them, we can find out faith shipwrecked with doubts and we may become like Asaph in Psalm 73.
Jesus said to Thomas: “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe (John 20:27). In fact He wants Thomas’ faith to be in Him in spite of what his eyes see, his heart feels, his hand touches or his mind thinks. He wants Thomas to believe in Him and to simply trust Him by faith. That’s what Jesus is asking us today: to stop asking questions to ourselves or to others but to learn to bring our questions to the Lord by laying them against the Word of God, and watch Him give you the answers you seek. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name