Stop Asking God Why


“As you do not know the path of wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.” Ecclesiastes 11:5 NIV


There are times in our lives where we want to ask God the question of “why?”. Whether the context of it being in a fit of sadness, anger, or in appreciation for His mercies, sometimes this question can plague our minds and become all-consuming. Broken relationships, failed marriages, loss of a loved one, financial struggles, the list of sufferings could go and on. I think especially for Christians, it is easy to want to question God when things don’t go the way we thought they ought to. Feelings of being forsaken and punished even, might start to creep in. Instead of trusting in the Sovereignty of God, we can become absorbed in what all has gone wrong in our lives…wrong according to us that is. 

My dear sisters, I am here to remind you that when the plans we had get uprooted, it is important that our faith remains rooted in our God who is forever sovereign. We can ask God “why” all we want, but I’d challenge those questions of why with the promises of God— with which nothing can stand against. There are so many things in this life that we will never have answers to…No amount of theologically constructed answers will prove suffice against trusting in the sovereignty of God. 

Our souls are constantly being cared for by a faithful Creator (1 Peter 4:19). We are beloved children who are watched and defended by the good Shepherd (John 10:11). Romans 8:28 tells us that we can have hope because God is always working things out for our good and His glory! No matter how confusing, uncertain, and painful this life is going to be, our deep-rooted faith in God holds us steady. Instead of questioning His ways, take a firm hold on to His precious promises and trust in His almighty plan.


Dear heavenly Father, thank you for Your goodness and mercy. I admit that I don’t have it all figured out. Forgive me for questioning Your ways. Lord, please help me trust You and rest in Your sovereignty. Help me to glorify you through my sufferings and point people to the Gospel. 

Your Turn:

Do you trust in the sovereignty of God? Or is it easy for you to forget His promises? Meditate on Job 13:15, Ecclesiastes 11:5, Psalm 25:4, Psalm 33:4-6, 1 Corinthians 1:25, and Isaiah 41:10. Write down some of the promises of God found in the Scriptures and give thanks to Him.