Jeremiah 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.
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
James 1:5-6 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
We tend to ask “Why?” when things don’t go the way we wanted them to go. We ask “Why?” when bad things happen to the innocent. We ask “Why?” when we can’t seem to change our own sin. Why do we ask why?
Do we lack the faith to know that God is in control even if we don’t understand the outcomes? Do we lack the hope to give to others who are in the midst of a trial? Do we lack the trust to leave it up to God teach us what we need to know and give us the strength and power to make the necessary changes?
If our faith, hope and trust is based on our own sight then it definitely can lack but if it’s based on the unseen Christ we will lack in nothing.
We will not ask Why when we suffer or see suffering of this world because we understand it is of the fallen world but we will rejoice, being filled with hope, courage, strength and endurance because of our knowledge of Christ.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.