Hey guys and welcome back to The Faith Filled Friends. We are so glad that you have joined us today this Thursday. Today we will be jumping back in time for Throwback Thursday. Today we will be discussing life and all the questions that we have. Life can be much harder than we expect but we sometimes just need to trust in God. So we will be looking at Steven Curtis Chapman’s song, “Questions”. Let’s dive into it.
Questions- Steven Curtis Chapman
We all have questions that we would ask God. Life isn’t easy and sometimes we can’t understand why God doesn’t give us answers.
‘…Who are You God
For You are turning out to be
So much different than I imagined
And where are you God
Cuz I am finding life to be
So much harder than I had planned…’
What a great song. Steven Curtis Chapman has been through a lot and this song is a very honest song. We don’t understand how God works or who He even is. He is so holy and so above us all. The bible says we would surely die to look at His face.
‘…Know that I am afraid
To ask these questions
But You know they are there
And if you know my heart
The way that I believe you do
You know that I believe in You
Still I have these questions…’
God knows our hearts and our questions. He knows our doubts and our fears, so ask Him those questions. Just because you have questions, doesn’t mean you don’t believe in Him.
It hurts to be hurt. We don’t want life to be hard but it is. Why do we have to suffer and face so much pain? How could a perfect God create this painful world? We don’t understand a lot of stuff in this life, but we need to believe that God is working good out of the pain. God is God, we were created by Him, an infinite being, holy and righteous in all His ways. We will never understand God, because He is GOD! That’s where we need faith.
‘…You know that I’m confused
By all this mystery
You know I get afraid
But if you know my heart
As completely as I trust you do
Oh you know that I trust in you…’
Jesus came and suffered like no one ever before or ever after. His life was just to be a sacrifice. A lamb being led to the slaughter for sinners who had spat in His face and betrayed Him. He was beaten and broken for our sins and our treason. Why should our God step down and be killed by us for us? Why should we receive love from Him?
“He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. By oppression and judgment he was taken away. Yet who of his generation protested? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was punished. He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.”
‘…Is it true
that fore every tear I cry
You cry a thousand more
Cuz you weep for those that weep…’
‘…So who am I God
That you would raise me from the dust
To breathe your life and your love in me
You know that I believe…’
God cares. He loves us more than we could ever imagine. Sometimes we just need to trust Him. We need to declare that He does all things well, that He would use that pain for something much great.
“People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.””
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
You may still have questions about death and pain and predestination, but none of that matters if you just trust God with your life. There may be pain but our joy is found in the Lord. We just need to trust Him.
I don’t have all the answers, but maybe that’s okay!
God I pray that you would strengthen me and help me with my doubts. I have so many questions but I know that you should be my only focus. I ask that you would carry me through the hard times because I know that there is always good waiting for me on the other side. I give you my life, my questions, my fears and my doubts. Come and be my God.
The Faith Filled Friends