If God is so good, where is He when we need Him most?
Do you ever just want to ask the hard questions out loud? "God, if you are so good, why do you allow little children to get abused?" "God, why are you so seemingly silent?" "Why don't you protect us like you say you will?"
Maybe you don't ask these questions...I do.
I'm not the only one.
Habakkuk asked them to God point blank. "Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrong?" "Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves? You have made men like fish in the sea, like sea creatures that have no ruler."
Habakkuk was hashing it out with God. Have you allowed yourself the vulnerability to do so? Have you gone before the Lord with the hard questions, the ones that probably won't get answered in this life? Have you let yourself be ripped apart with doubt? Have you taken a pure, authentic, emotional, physical, bone shaking, to the core look at what you believe and why?
Let's go there. Let's hash it out. Let's ask the hard questions so that at the other end we will either be totally sold-out, by faith, in love with Jesus - authentically, or we will become an "ex-Christian."
Sounds harsh, right? I've been there. I came to a pivotal point in my "spiritual walk" not too long ago, where I had to decide if I really believed God, not just believed in Him - although that was part of it. I was rocked to my core. As I went through this extremely painful time, I felt as though my life-blood was draining from me. I had to decided - by faith, or by sight. (Getting totally authentic with my faith and asking God the hard questions works for me).
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(By the way, I'm also hanging out here today, talkin' about "What Kind of Woman Do Your Children See?")