Daily Reflections

The Two Questions

February 17, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Why do you force me to look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? —Habakkuk 1:3

Habakkuk voices two questions that have been asked throughout the history of the human race. How long? and Why?

At the moment God doesn’t seem to be paying attention. He doesn’t seem to care. It’s easy to “misread” God in moments of anxiety and fear. It’s easy to think He’s uncaring when we can’t document His activity. It’s easy to give up praying when His promises don’t seem to apply to us or our situation.

But so often we don’t have the full picture; we just have our perspective. And this is when we really learn to trust God, to wait on Him. He is not idle. He is not indifferent. Someday we will see that He was doing more, far more, than we asked or imagined.

As you ask God your honest questions—not accusing Him but putting yourself in a position where He can reveal Himself to you—you’ll find that you no longer say, “Why,” but, “God, I worship You.”

Make it Personal

Take your questions and turn them into prayers of faith, telling God you trust His will and His ways.