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TODAY’S MEDITATION – What does God answer you when you ask Him “why?” (1 Corinthians 2:2)

God created all things in this world and we turn to Him for all the blessings in our lives because everything comes from Him alone. Sometimes we have the feeling that nothing is working in our lives as we would like, and then we are tempted to ask Him, “Why, Lord, why?” Yes, my brother, my sister, we all go through this “why . “when things seem out of control and at times we all want to live in a world without suffering. My friend, we should always remember this: God does not cause of evil. Besides, the world is full of conflicting wants, needs and demands, all by people who are primarily focused on themselves. This is part of our human nature. Let me put it this way: when you ask God “why am I suffering?”, all you are doing is actually protesting that you don’t deserve the treatment you think you are receiving. And the main problem is that it is very hard for us to admit that we are at the origin of some (if not all) of our problems and that the evil we deplore runs right through each of us: “For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person” (Mark 7:21-23). Yes, evil is not only in others, it’s within us too. So the first thing we need to do is confess to God that our heart is evil. Nevertheless, the Lord who loves us has an answer to soothe the evil in us and our suffering: He came to earth to suffer on our behalf, and now He has lived in us through His Spirit, the Comforter! Now, what we should do as Christians is to focus on God’s answer to our “why?”, which is JESUS CHRIST through whom God’s Spirit now calls us who follow Him to reach out in mercy for all who are suffering, instead of focusing on ourselves. Today’s verse says: “I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified” . This means, we ought to keep our eyes focused on God Himself up there in Christ hanging dead on the cross! As we keep that image in our mind, we will start realising that apart from the cross of Christ, suffering is an unrelenting evil, but in the hand of God, our suffering is a tool that He uses to strip us of the things that have no value. That is why the Bible says: “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18). My friend, instead of asking God “why?” all the time, rather asking Him to teach you to stick to Christ who then will be able to lighten your burdens (1 Peter 5:7) and give you rest (Matthew 11:28). Stay blessed in Jesus’ name. [retweet] [facebook]