Why Lord?

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!


Jeremiah 12:1

You are always righteous, Lord, when I bring a case before you. Yet I would speak with you about your justice: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?


Jeremiah acknowledged God’s righteousness towards him, but he voiced an age-old complaint. He asked God the same question King David asked the Lord. Why do the wicked prosper? “Why Lord?”


I suppose it’s just human nature to wonder about the “Other Guy.” When Jesus told Peter he would one day die for the cause of Christ, Peter looked at John and asked Jesus … “What about him?” Jesus basically answered, “Don’t worry about him, just do what I called you to do” (John 21:18–23). This question, WHY, is what in time increases our knowledge. Without the question Why, there would be no colleges or universities. There would be no advancement in technology or cures for diseases discovered. Indeed, it is in our nature to question WHY, but when it comes to the “Other Guy” and his or her sins or achievements, that’s God’s business. I’ve lived long enough to witness God’s Word is true. God repays people for good and God repays people for evil. Let God be God, and leave the Judging to Him.


Dear Jesus,

This AM I’m thinking about all the times I’ve asked, “Why Lord?” But I’ve also learned it’s best for me to simply say “Yes Lord” to Your will and to Your way. Amen

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  • Yanick Lacroix Reply

    I stopped asking Why as I surrendered completely to the Will of the Almighty. I pray each day for His will to be done and for His Kingdom to come in righteousness on Earth. I then imagine a world purged of all evil….this idea is comforting me…no more tears!!!7

    August 12, 2015 at 9:45 am

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