Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Is it okay to ask God "Why?"

Sometimes our prayers don't get answered the way we want. It's okay to ask God "Why?"

And it's also okay to cry. 

But know that often, God has a huge "YES" hiding behind a little "no."

So don't give up yet, because "hope that is seen is not hope (Romans 8)", and . . .

God is a Master at Plans B through Z. 

Have you had some answers to prayers that were not what you wanted?  How did God work it out for your good?


  1. When I chose to go on a cancer walk to benefit a young girl at our church, I didn't plan on severely breaking my ankle. I thought I would be in the rehab of a nursing home for about 3 weeks. God had a better plan for me; I was there for 89 days (think 3 months.) I was confined to my room except for going to therapy. I do visitation for our church; my visitation partner and I always stop in at the therapy gym when we get to that facility. Those therapists are my friends. So, out of God and the surgeon making me stay for such a long time, I gained some new friends.

  2. Right now I'm praying alot to keep myself sane due to a family in our church dying from a fire...long story and not a good outcome. But I know God is walking with me and others in this trial right now. The shock has worn off a bit but the why is something we'll never understand. We'll make it and so thankful for the promise of heaven all because of Jesus. I'm thankful for his mercy anew every morning! Thanks, Jeanette!

    1. Oh, Becky, how horrible for your congregation and community! I'm glad you're clinging to the hope of Heaven and Jesus' love for this family and you. Blessings of peace, Jen

    2. Thanks Jeanette. I think the hardest part will be the memorial service next Friday. I'd appreciate your prayers.


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