“Why do you confuse the issue? Why do you talk without knowing what you’re talking about? Pull yourself together, Job! Up on your feet! Stand tall!” Job 38:1,2 (The Message Bible)
The other day my nearly two-year-old grandson said his first, “Why?” I looked at my daughter and smiled. Her older son is almost through the “Why?” stage, which can be trying and struggle through this phase of their life, because we know that is how they learn.
When reading the book of Job (a must read), one can understand why God is tired of Job constantly questioning him (for thirty-eight chapters) about losing his family, fortune, and health—everything we all want for our lives. Job wasn’t willing to only accept his fate, he wanted a reason for his pain.
To “suck it up” and move on with life is easier said than done. Our minds and bodies can only take so much before we begin to ask Job’s famous question, “Why?”
Dear Lord, please give me grace when I ask, “Why?” Amen.