“Why, Lord?” - Your Daily Forward Devotional

“Why, Lord?”

April 9, 2020

Read 1 Peter 5:10

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”


How should we react when hard times hit? How should we pray? Do you trust that God will see you through the challenges? Why is it important to get a perspective from a trusted friend, as well?

When an otherwise peaceful life suddenly collides with a painful circumstance, often the first question out of our mouths is, “Why, Lord?” Here are three thoughts to ponder when you encounter hard times.

Maybe Our Faith Is Being Tested. “A faith that can’t be tested can’t be trusted,” observes author Warren W. Wiersbe. “Faith is only as good as the object of that faith, and our faith is in the one true and living God, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

Maybe God Is Saving Us from Our Own Arrogance. Overconfidence is a big deal to the Lord because it poses a serious danger to our souls. God permits dramatic challenges in our lives in order to save us from arrogance.

Maybe it’s Just a Fact of Life. Trials and temptations are a part of life. They help us remember to rely on God; otherwise we tend to go our own way.


Lord Jesus, I don’t like the turmoil that life throws our way from time to time. And when I’m in the middle of it, I often don’t understand why I have to endure it. Help me to trust You and know that You will restore peace. Amen.

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2 years ago
Lord You are my firm Foundation!
2 years ago
Lord I don't like who I've become through all this caos and panic. Help me to overcome my own fear and anger towards people. Help me to stay positive and most of all have mighty faith in you as I go to work and deal with your people whom you love also. Give me strength and compassion towards them and love them as you do. Amen
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2 years ago
Becky - I am praying for you to shine for God today & to feel his amazing peace & strength!
2 years ago
I need to really rely on God more I have, in this trouble times I need to rely on God in each every day..
2 years ago
2 years ago
Good words.
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