“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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Becky - I am praying for you to shine for God today & to feel his amazing peace & strength!
Lord You are my firm Foundation!
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
I need to really rely on God more I have, in this trouble times I need to rely on God in each every day..
Good words.
Count it all joy when you go through trials of many kind. We learn to trust and hope in Jesus. And he will never leave you of forsake you. In his name Amen!
Jesus my Lord Help Us in these troubled times ! In your name I pray! Amen ✝️🙏🇺🇸
God is still in control Thank you Lord for another day of serving you. Thank you for rest humor and friends and family and health.
that was my word for today, was really blessed. Kind regards. SW.
If only we could ALL study Revelation because it contains everything of the bible from the beginning to the present. It should be the first book to read as it is the autobiography of Christ as Messiah, culminated in the beloved John's vision given to him from Jesus Christ, putting an end to the mockery of this truth-filled book. Studying from Revelation to Genesis [even including the books of Enoch] will seal our confidence in and of Jesus, the Messiah, and His promises for His chosen believers to build wisely their trust in The Word=Jesus Christ! Revelation is prevalent in today's COVID-19 situation, and more.