When learning to deal with a chronic illness, it is okay to ask God “Why is this happening to me?” It is normal to question why and ask why me Lord.
Psalm 42:9a (KJV), “I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me?
What the Verse Means
Asking God why is a sign of faith. The act of asking God acknowledges God.
Pray Using Scripture
- Heavenly Father, I come before you as I face my chronic illness because you are my rock.
- Lord Jesus, as you said on the cross, I also ask God the Father, “Why hast though forsook me? Why aren’t you answering me?”
- Jehovah God, even when I don’t understand why and don’t hear an audible answer or even your still small voice to my questioning, I again trusting in you.
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Today’s blog post is from the book “Thy Will Be Done: 60 Prayers for the Chronically Ill” by Jimmie Aaron Kepler. It is available in print and on Kindle for Amazon at Amazon Print or Amazon Kindle. If you are an Amazon Kindle Unlimited member, the book is available to read for free in Kindle format.
3 thoughts on “It’s Okay to Ask “Why?””
Jimmie, I appreciate the how you have taken a bit size verse of Scripture to focus upon. I think many times we breeze through our Scripture reading without taking time to allow God to speak to us.
Thank you. My late wife used to tell me my focusing on one thought helped her to see how God’s word was so applicable to everyday living and the real world concerns we struggle with daily.
Amen to that!