WHAT'S UP REAL MEN!!!
Tiny little knocks at a hollow wood door are heard from across the hall. I open my eyes, groan, and roll out of bed. It’s too early to wake up but yet here I am opening the door to two little arms stretching up towards me.
A raspy voice is heard through the clenched lips around a binkie, “Uppy.”
I reach down to pick up my two year old daughter, as I feel those tiny arms that were stretched towards me, warp around my neck. I stand up, as her head rests on my shoulder, and I whisper in her ear, “It’s too early to be waking up.”
And without an understanding or a care that it’s 4:30am and her mother and sister are still asleep, she whimpers, “Why?”
I say the one thing that I use to vow I would never say to my kids, before I had kids, “Because.”
“Why?” she repeats.
“Because it’s still dark out,” at this point I’m walking her back over to her bed to lay her down.
“Because it’s still so early,” trying to reason with a two year old.
Then it hit me. How many times do we do that to God? How many times do we ask the same question over and over again looking for a different answer. Trying to change the mind of a God who knows all.
1 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:
2 "Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
3 Dress for action like a man;
I will question you, and you make it known to me.
4 "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.
5 Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
6 On what were its bases sunk,
or who laid its cornerstone,
7 when the morning stars sang together
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Now there is nothing wrong with having questions. Having questions is human, it’s quite natural. The danger lies in questioning God for His motives and not trusting Him for the answer He gives when we ask those questions.
No matter what we have been through or what we are going through now, God knows best and He always has our best in mind.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28
So men instead of asking God that same question over and over. Let’s give God praise over and over for the answers He gives. Because the answers He gives are true and complete.