“Woe to him who strives with him who formed him, a pot among earthen pots! Does the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’ or ‘Your work has no handles’?” Isaiah 45:9
Do you find yourself questioning God?
“Why did you give me this desire for children, when you won’t let me have them? Why did You allow this? Why won’t you fix my body? Why didn’t you heal my child? Why did you even let me get pregnant, just to take my baby away? Why? Why? Why?!?!”
There are many good Christians, who would say that questioning God is okay, that it’s natural and even healthy. However, I do not agree with this mentality. I think that, as humans, we love to find excuses for doing what we want to do, even if it’s the wrong thing. Questioning may be an initial reaction, but as mentioned before, if we allow God’s truth to invade our thinking, we will respond with a proper attitude. We will find that, once again, God’s truth will give us freedom.
Let’s take a minute to see what the Scriptures say about questioning our Maker.
Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Dress for actionlike a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me.“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding. Job 38:1-4 (see entire chapter)
And the Lord said to Job: “Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it.” Then Job answered the Lord and said: “Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth. I have spoken once, and I will not answer; twice, but I will proceed no further.” Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said: “Dress for action like a man. I will question you, and you make it known to me. Will you even put me in the wrong? Will you condemn me that you may be in the right? Job 40:1-8
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9
God is completely in control of all things.
“I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. Job 42:2
Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast. By your appointment they stand this day, for all things are your servants. If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction. Psalm 119:90-92
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26
And again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” So let no one boast in men. For all things are yours. 1 Corinthians 3:20-22
Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist. 1 Corinthians 8:6
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1:16-17
Even Jesus is subject to The Father’s will.
And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” Mark 14:36
When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all. 1 Corinthians 15:28
He is pure and holy, and does no wrong. He does all things for our good and for His own glory.
“Therefore, hear me, you men of understanding: far be it from God that he should do wickedness, and from the Almighty that he should do wrong.” Job 34:10
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose…He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Romans 8:28, 32
In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:11-12
If we belong to Him, His control is our comfort.
All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:27-28
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. Psalm 119:50
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. 2 Corinthians 1:3-5
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. 2 Thessalonians 2:15-17