Why?

“Why did I not die at birth, come out from the womb and expire? Why did the knees receive me? Or why the breasts, that I should nurse? For then I would have lain down and been quiet; I would have slept; then I would have been at rest, with kings and counselors of the earth who rebuilt ruins for themselves, or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.
Job 3:11-15
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Why?
Why? It is a rhetorical question we often ask ourselves, especially in times of struggle.  We ask knowing there is not a sufficient answer, or at least an answer we want to hear. Yet we ask anyway.  It is in our nature to try and make sense of our broken world. And if we approach this task on our own, we will be left with only unanswered questions or lies masquerading as the truth.  But God does not leave us without answers.  He gives us every answer which matters.  Why am I here? Answer: God gives life to all things including you (1 Timothy 6). Why is there suffering, war, famine, death, and destruction? Answer: Sin (Genesis 3; Romans 5).  Why does God care about me? Answer: He created you in an intimate way and has plans for your future and hope. (Jeremiah 29:11; Psalm 139).  Why did God send His Son to die for us if we are so bad? Answer: Because He loves you (John 3:16). Why should I trust in God’s Word? Answer: Because by grace you have been given the ability to believe (Ephesians 2:8-9).  God answers all these questions and many more.  Therefore, we need not worry about the trials and tribulations which come our way in this life, for God has an answer.
They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. (Revelation 7:16-17)
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