Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I Have Questions . . . GOD has the ANSWER!

I have questions for God, do you?  Here are some of mine . . .
God, did you see . . . ?
. . .when a broken hearted couple lost their three year old son to cancer and just 10 short years later were sitting in that same funeral home grieving the loss of another son.

When Jesus saw her weeping and saw the other people wailing with her, a deep anger welled up within him, and he was deeply troubled. . .  Then Jesus wept.  John 11:33,35 (NLV)

Lord, were you listening . . . ?
               . . . when a young girl lost her innocence and cried herself to sleep night after night.

And God replied . . .   “I keep track of all your sorrows.  I have collected all your tears in you’re bottle and I have recorded each on in my book.”  Psalm 56:8 (NLV) 
God, do you see . . . ?
. . . the mother who has run out of options and doesn’t know where to turn.  She’s exhausted, tapped out, and emotionally spent – her disabled child has completely drained her.

And Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”   Matthew 11:28-29 (NLV)
Lord, where were you . . . ?
When a family watched everything they owned burn to the ground.

And Jesus said:  “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.  There is more than enough room in my Father’s home.  If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?  When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.”  John 14:1-3 (NLV)

Where were you, Jesus . . . ?
When a loving wife and mother lost her life to an insatiable disease, and a young dad was left to pick up the pieces and care for his two little daughters.
And God said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLV)
God sees our sorrow, He knows every tear we’ve cried and every prayer we’ve prayed. 

Isaiah, the prophet says this about God who became flesh and dwelt among us (Jesus). 

There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance,
nothing to attract us to him.

He was despised and rejected—
a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief.
We turned our backs on him and looked the other way.
He was despised, and we did not care.

Yet it was our weaknesses he carried;
it was our sorrows that weighed him down.
And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God,
a punishment for his own sins!

But he was pierced for our rebellion,
crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed.
                                         Isaiah 53:2-5 (NLV)                                    

God understands our pain, He hears our questions in times of great need and He answers!
          His greatest answer to our questions came in the person of Jesus Christ.

Romans 6:23 (NLV) says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”

God offers you a free gift – you cannot earn it, you are not born into the right family to receive it.  Each individual must accept God’s free gift for themselves. 

Each one of us has sinned and gone our own way and our just payment is eternal death.  But God sent His Son Jesus to take our punishment and die in our place!  And when we acknowledge that we are a sinner and invite Christ to come into our lives and save us from our sins, we now become one of His children and carry the promise of spending eternity with Him in our hearts.

If you have never accepted this free gift, I urge you not to wait.  He stands ready and waiting to come into your life and make you NEW! 

(If you made this decision, I would love to hear from you. Feel free to email me at


  1. This post answers some of life's hardest questions with encouragement from God's Word. I love your invitation at the end, Kristi. Wonderful witness!
    Pam at 2 Encourage