The Question that Never Goes Away

September 12, 2013 — 6 Comments
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Our family is mourning the loss of my father-in-law, who passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday.  He was a man who loved the Lord and who preached His Word diligently for 35 years.  He celebrated his 71st birthday on Monday, so his passing on Tuesday was very bittersweet.

Many of my friends are going through a similar period of loss and bereavement. Why is my ministry failing?  Why am I being persecuted?  Why did cancer take him from me?  Why are we struggling to make ends meet?  Why is my child, who was raised in the church, no longer following the Lord?  Why can’t I conceive?  Why has it taken me a year (or longer) to find a job?  Why is there so much tragedy and heartache in our world?

Asking God “why” is a common question.  It is very human to want to understand why God allows bad things to happen.

If you are in a place where you’re asking God “why”, please be comforted that God knows and cares.  While we might not know the outcome, God does know and He requires us to trust Him.  Will you trust God for the outcome?  His Word tells us,

“‘For I know the plans I have for you’, says the Lord.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Philip Yancey, author of Where’s God When It Hurts? has recently released a new e-book entitled The Question that Never Goes Away.  Today only, you can download it free on Kindle.  By clicking on the image below, you will be taken to the website..

Philip Yancey

Be encouraged today…God knows your pain and is walking right beside you.  Blessings to you!


6 responses to The Question that Never Goes Away


    Hello Kathie, I pray for you and your family that the God of all comforts would wrap you up in His warm embrace. We know that we do not grieve as those with no hope, we know that our loved ones who passed away in the Lord are standing in His presence. This fills our hearts with comfort beyond what the world can understand. Blessings to you and your family, in Jesus’ name…Amen.



    I agree that at various times we can be in seasons of mourning. Praying that you and your family will sense the VERY Presence of the LORD in the difficult time.



    Thanks, Mindy! God bless.



    I’m so sorry for your loss and will be praying for your family. Thank you for always being so uplifting and faithful even in the toughest circumstances. ❤


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