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When God does not make sense

Updated on October 1, 2014

Definitely, most of us wonder why some people claim there is no God. The answer, just as an atheist would say, may be because there are times it seems God does not make sense. Even those who belief in God do get to a point where they wonder if God still make sense. Yes, that is the point most religious people doubt God because God no longer make sense to them.

I came across a book “Holding on to faith even…when God doesn’t make sense” by Dr. James Dobson. The book reminded me of the story I was told by an unseen being in my book, “It is time we truly know why Jesus wept at the grave of Lazarus” by N. K. David. This is because just as in the story and the heavenly explanation of the parable of the Sower by the unseen being, it becomes clearer to me why men quit when God no longer make sense and why the seed fell at various places.

Of a truth, God ceases to make sense to us when we no longer understand what he is doing. With God by our side, we expect a smooth sail that is why we question God when things do not go the way we expect. A lot of things happen that can make us question God. We ask why God must let our loved ones die or why he would let us suffer or get sick. There are many questions we would ask. Even prophet Elisha, who God used as a powerful tool in his time, got to a point where he no longer understood God and he said, “God has hidden this from me and I do not know why” (2 king 4:27). Likewise, Job was afflicted and he wanted to hear from God but God kept silent. Yet, he said “though he slays me, yet will I hope in him” (Job 13:15). It takes a lot of courage and trust to say that in the midst of affliction.

The fun thing is that we all get to that point where we no longer understand God. Even Jesus Christ got to that point where he had to exclaim, “Father! Father!! Why hast thou forsaken me?” Yet, he did not beg his executioners. He held on till the end. Consequently, a day will come when God stops making sense to you and that will determine where your seed will fall.

Therefore, when you fail to understand what God is doing just hold unto to faith for without faith it is impossible to trust God. That is why Jesus in his infinite wisdom said, even when he fail to understand God, “Father let your will be done.” That got him the crown of glory for the sweetest glory is gotten through pains just as a rose has a thorn.


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