Daily Devotional – 5/20/13 “Why are you questioning God?”

Is it because things are not going like you think they should? Is it because you want more than what you have? Is it because you think you should be better off than what you are? Is it because you didn’t hit the Powerball jackpot? Is it because you’re having one of those “Why me” moments? Is that it? Yea, I get it (a little), I understand (some of it), I’ve had my share of pain (it hurts), I’ve been where you are (not exactly where but), I’ve been through something similar to you (I’m still here), I’ve had my share of hurt (It sucks) but guess what? You get over it! So, why are you now questioning God? He didn’t put a sign on that man’s head and tell you to marry him especially when he was abusive before the marriage; chances are he will be afterwards. It’s not God’s fault that you had a baby by that girl especially when she already had 2 by 2 different baby daddy’s and she was making their life hell; there might be a chance she’ll treat you the same. Stop blaming God for that piece of a car you bought with all your tax money. Yea, you prayed for a sign and when you saw the oil leaking on the lot; that was God showing you that it’s not yours but you bought it anyway. Stop questioning why you have to go through, we all do when Job 14:1 says, “A person who is born of a woman is short-lived and is full of trouble.” Stop questioning why you have to suffer when Romans 5:3-5 says, “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Stop questioning God because you’ve fallen because Romans 3:23 says, “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” Oh but wait one moment because then it picks back up in Romans 3:24 and says, “Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.” Yea, even when we go through our sinning seconds, our messy minutes, our hurting hours, our down days, our weak weeks, our misery months and yearning years; God still declares that we are righteous, good, save able, deliverable, justifiable and certifiable! So why are you questioning His methods now? You don’t when things are going good, do you?

Romans 9:20 says, “But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’ Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?” It’s like kool-aid or tea (after you’ve made it) asking you why did you make me so sweet, it just doesn’t make sense. Trust, believe and then receive whatever it is God has for you. Go through your storms, heartbreak, hurt, job loss, sickness, death and misery; during its season and then come out stronger than before but do it without questioning the master who makes it all possible.

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

2 thoughts on “Daily Devotional – 5/20/13 “Why are you questioning God?”

  1. god bless you for this blog, iam absolutely blessed by the words that the lord allows you to use it is absolutely touching my soul. I am going through some difficult times right now and it is just extremely difficult to see my way through but iam so blessed that i stumbled upon your blog today through google and your name of course stood out to me. Keep allowing god to use you and being that mouth piece.

    1. I am so humbled by your words! Thank you! I will pray for you. I don’t need to know your situation, circumstance or even what you’re battling with because God already knows; so I’ll just pray for your strength to push on, for your eyes to be open to see the people around you for who they truly are (whether worth keeping or letting go), to guide your mind so that you don’t give up and to guide your feet to walk the right path. You’re going to make it through because I claim you victorious and not a victim!

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