ASKING GOD WHY

tough-questions

Another person (Moses)who had an intimate relationship with God was Jeremiah. An example of Jeremiah’s trust was recorded in Jeremiah, Chapter 32. He was in prison, a cousin offered to sell him land, and God said to buy it, he bought it and sealed the title in a clay jar to be put away for many days.

Jeremiah is puzzled and he asks God “And thou hast said to me, O Lord God, buy thee the field for money, and take witnesses: for the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.” God assures Jeremiah that he is going to bring his people back.

Now I want to point out that God was not offended by Jeremiah’s questions. “How” or “why” questions may be just a means of conversation rather than expressions of doubt or lack of faith when they come as a part of a loving, intimate relationship with God.

Part of God’s response to Jeremiah was a verse we all know well, “Is there anything too hard for me?” Are you puzzled about something that is too hard for you? I am; I do ask him about it. He still assures me that he is trustworthy and that nothing is too hard for him.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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9 Responses to ASKING GOD WHY

  1. Daniel Peterson says:

    A stone made of water.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Hi, Daniel. I went to your site to get acquainted since I had not met you before, but found your blog closed. Read your profile and admired your drawing. I see you find satisfaction in your art but not with God. In all the artistic ability of God to portray art in nature, I find appreciation of him and of his artistic nature. Isn’t it neat that a ladybug has its head and not the elephants, or visa versa? God is quite the artistic Creator. I find him to be a great joy.

      • Daniel Peterson says:

        No. Not quite. My blog is quite open. Perhaps there is a reason it APPEARS closed.

        • oneta hayes says:

          I found you quite easily this time. Read some of your posts. Identified mostly with your circles and squares; sometimes I get lots of thoughts running around in my head! Your poem about coming from and returning to void was well done from your perspective; obviously not my philosophy. Thankfully. So everything science can discover comes from something and goes to something, except me? I’m running to God not from Him. Thanks for the comment.

  2. I doubt if our how’s and why’s bother Him. He created us and give us independent will which comes with a whole lot of package. My firm believe is that he loves these conversations that draw us nearer to him even if we approach him from the stance of our human nature.

  3. Faye says:

    a-men Oneta, and thank you for the reminder. A blog to ponder and check out the Word.

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