Question God

serveimage2 Corinthians 12:8
Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.

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5 thoughts on “Question God”

  1. Besides this verse, there are many examples of adverse circumstances and pain about which Apostle Paul, no doubt, cried out to the Lord. Maybe he cried, “Why?!” or, “What should I do, Lord?!” or, “How can I do this, Lord?!” or “When will this get better, Lord?!” There is never sin in seeking the Lord, turning to Jesus for comfort and for answers. Job questioned the Lord and the bible says, “in all this Job did not sin.” Even the man seeking healing for his son in Mark 9:24 told Jesus that he was seeking help with unbelief.
    Now contrast those people doubting and questioning with another way to doubt and question the Lord, contrast it with the WRONG way to handle adverse conditions, pain, confusion, desperation, doubt and unbelief. Simply stated, the wrong way is to turn away. Stating your plight to someone other than God, even to yourself, is sin… it’s wrong… you will gain nothing but a lesson in what you should have done – which is to seek the Lord. Even if you don’t understand what the Lord is doing, like Apostle Paul here in this verse seeking the Lord over and over again about the same problem, eventually you will understand and even rejoice as Paul did. Just don’t turn away from Jesus.

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    1. Just to clarify, I DON’T think talking to your pastor or husband or friend about your prayers is sin. I think there is a difference between seeking counsel and rejecting God.

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      1. I was going to say one can make a case for seeking godly council.Proverbs 15:22 “Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established.” On the other hand, I had someone say to me once, “how can God answer your prayer if you don’t let people know what you need. ” Anyway, you get the point 🙂

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    2. Amen!!! I like going straight to the source:-) I know truly where my help comes from, but God does use us in the process to help others.

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