Faith Filled Family Magazine November 2016 - Page 61

Believing For A Better Tomorrow BY BRENDA STAPLETON

Have you ever asked

God the question : “ Why are you allowing this to happen to me ?” Chances are if you have ever gone through any emotional , spiritual , or physical pain , then I am quite certain you have asked this question . Why do we ask this ? Is it because of our suffering , or maybe it is because you have a child who is suffering ? It could be we are suffering in sin , suffering for strength or faith in God . There are times ; we aren ’ t suffering for the Lord at all . Sometimes , we are suffering at the hands of Satan . Why do we suffer ? is there another way ? is it not simply a matter of calling out to God for mercy ? Are there times when enough is enough ? Are there times when the struggle of life is too much , and our lives are under too much stress ? Aren ’ t these the times when we reach out with all we have and say , “ Please God , I can ’ t take anymore , please take this away .” So , why doesn ’ t he ?
Many times I have studied this exact question , searching for an answer . Why does God not hear me ? If he does hear me , then why doesn ’ t he answer my prayer ? Was it something I ’ ve done ? What if you sat down with your pastor , preacher , or priest ,
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