Why was a sinner left unpunished?
(Justice will be bestowed upon them in the near future.)
Why was an innocent person left suffering?
(Great thing will come upon them.)
Why do natural disasters have to occur?
(They are natural, and of course, inflicted by humans' activities.)
Why doesn't God stop all the troubles?
(Some trouble happened in order to encourage a person to repent, and some were just unexplainable by a mere human like us. We can't question nor answer why God acts as it is, but rest assure, that God knows what He is doing even if we don't always understand why.)
Then, these questions will usually be followed with another typical question;
Where is God, when.......(fill in the blank)....?
i. My son is dying
ii. I am in trouble
iii. I need him
(He was always with us, and will always be through thick and thin of life.)
Well, of course these stream of questions will never leave us until we have complete trust in the power of God. We were so busy looking after ourselves, our own problems, that we have forgotten to look inside of us, where God is residing.
Through our sufferings, God is there with us, sharing our loads for he had proclaimed that there is not one predicament given to us that will exceed our capability of handling it. It is just a matter of choice, whether you wanted to deal with it positively, or vice versa.
Writing about 600BC, the prophet Habakkuk wrote in words we have from the Bible;
'Though the fig tree does not bud,
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails,
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen,
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my saviour.'
God bless you, all of us.
Cheers, love :)