Have you ever had a time when something tragic or otherwise painful happened in a loved one’s life and they looked at you in shock and sadly asked, “Why me?” That’s a hard question, isn’t it? In fact, it doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned veteran to hardship and loss, it’s still a question that doesn’t have an easy answer. Sometimes we ask questions that cannot be answered fully on this side of Heaven.
It used to be true that if you suffered something catastrophic, you were somewhat rare. People would flock to the side of a person when they received a sobering diagnosis or if someone in their family passed away. But now, with so much going on in our world, more people have been struck by hardships and grief than ever before. Has death accelerated, or is it just more noticeable because we’re keeping track of the numbers? That’s another question that has no easy answer, but this we do know, things have changed, and we have more questions than answers.
This episode addresses three common questions that don’t have easy answers, followed by suggestions in how to rewrite them into prayer requests. The purpose of this exercise is to increase hope and confidence in God. He has not abandoned us, even if this season in life seems incredibly heavy. These suggested revisions of the hard questions are only designed to provide a way to view things from a more helpful angle.