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6th November 2022

Why?


But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.


Luke 12:7


Life is filled with its “Why” moments. Why do people suffer? Why do terrible things happen to decent people? Why do the wicked prosper while the righteous seem to have more than their share of difficulty? The “Why’s” could go on forever!


In the midst of his trials, that was Job’s question. Job’s “Why” revolves around why he was even allowed to be born when such tragedy was in his future. I am not sure that we can ever adequately address the “Why” question in this life. But, there is some help for us in Job’s trials. We like Job can learn that even our “Why” times have their place in our lives.

Job had many good reasons to ask “why,” but through all his lost of family, friends, fitness, and fortune, Job trusted in God: And as the final chapter of Job (42:5-6), Job came to realise that victory lies in God.


Are you looking at a “Why” situation today? Why not bring your “Why” to the Lord? Why not let Him have your “Why”?


Read


Job 3:1-12; 23.

Prayer

Sovereign Lord God, in my why times, help me to know that that you care for me, and that you love me, be my refuge from pain, replacing my distress with Your peace, and be my strength when I feel weak and find it hard to carry on. Help me not to fear the future but to boldly trust that you are in control when my emotions plunge me down, and when I am in despair, help me to remember that You are over all things. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.


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