Questions About God That Will Remain As Questions

BY CHRISTINE LAILANI GINETE – ROME

BY CHRISTINE LAILANI GINETE – ROME

When it comes to faith, there are experiences in life that made us ask some questions about God. Find out what they are and their answers.

When it comes to faith, there are some questions about God that many of us have encountered one way or the other. These questions may have been fueled by doubts but they, in turn, have made our faith even stronger. Here are some of those questions:

What Are Your Questions About God?

  1. If God is the God of all, why did He allow sin to enter the world?
  2. Did God, being the Creator, create hell?
  3. If God is a powerful God, why can’t He eradicate every famine, oppression, sickness, poverty, crime, war, and all that is considered sin and evil in this world?
  4. Why must people continue to suffer and perish because of the sin that Adam & Eve committed if God is a loving God?
  5. Why must God allow Satan to test Job?

These are questions about God that have been answered and explained by a lot of biblical scholars. All the answers vary, and some can lead to even more questions. When I was still new in my faith, I also asked these questions. And when I celebrated my 5th year as a Christian this year, I still asked these questions. The only difference between the two scenarios is that I haven’t read much of the Bible before but now it’s the opposite.

If we are to assess these questions based on our human thinking and understanding and try to come up with only one good answer, it’s impossible. But if we are to ask these questions in light of the Scripture listed below, we will begin to understand they will remain as questions and it is only God who can answer them.

Here are the bible verses:

“For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” – Isaiah 55:9

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” – Hebrews 11:1

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” – Revelation 21:4

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace” – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.” – John 14:1

“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33

In Christianity and faith, there is no room for doubt. It’s because the Scripture which is God-breathed, assured us already that our journey here on earth is never alone because He sent to us our partner and our guide and that is the Spirit who will lead us always.

Do you have experiences in your life that brought you to ask these questions about God? If yes, what are they?

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Failure Is An Option

Everyone is so quick to point out others failures but at least that person had the courage to try.

We live in a society where people are fascinated with others failures. We watch ‘fail’ videos, we create ‘fail’ memes, we share ‘failed’ moments of others lives. Why we find joy in others defeat, I’ll never fully understand. I find it so interesting that we are so quick to judge and condemn someone for failing, when really we’re the ones who are looking at it the wrong way. They didn’t fail, they just simply found one way not to do it.

Just like the light bulb, within 110 years there were over 17 men who tried to recreate and modify the light bulb and after every unsuccessful attempt, they all said they just learned one way not to do it. At least they had the courage to try and keep going despite any opposition they may have faced along the way. Can you imagine if anyone of them would have given up because of the naysayers around them? Thank the dear Lord that men like Thomas Edison, Joseph Swan, Irving Langmuir pursued their passion over what other people said they should do.

Imagine how many times you’ve sat behind your computer, or peered through your phone, and laughed or even commented on others failures at success? How many times have you laughed in the face of their adversity, rather than encouraged them through that hardship? Imagine the people you can inspire rather than downgrade. Although it may seem harmless and funny to you, they are reaching for a goal or dream and all they need is someone to encourage them, not to discourage them. You sit on your couch laughing but at least they had the courage to dream and actually try. Without any effort to try, nothing will ever be accomplished.

Those who fail have a greater chance at succeeding because they are not concerned with the voice of those around them. They know that their dreams will carry them through the doubts of others. That small voice inside their head telling them to get back up and try again, will outlast any negative comment from those who are too lazy to get off their butt and attempt anything. Their dreams and goals will still be there at the end of the day when the naysayers are too concerned with how others will view them, too concerned to even try!
If we never give ourselves the opportunity to fail, how can we ever learn to succeed?
It falls back to that old saying, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

“Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe.” -Summer Redstone

The one thing we need to remember, is that failure is not our end result. The only failure is when we try, fall down, and never get back up. So long as you have the strength to stand back up on your feet and keep moving forward, you’ll never truly fail. Surround yourself with those who will encourage you to keep going, inspire you when you’re lacking motivation, and will help pick you up when you aren’t strong enough on your own.

Success starts with a dream and is accomplished with every choice you make along the way. Make the choice to keep dreaming and going towards that dream wholeheartedly.

“For the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.” -Proverbs 24:16

My Prayer For You This March


May God perfect everything that needs to be perfected in your life this month. Happy New Month to you!

I pray that God will take your worries, failures and anxieties away from you in this new month in Jesus name. Happy New Month!
May you experience boundless happiness and blessings this new month and always. Happy New Month!

I pray that God will remove every stumbling block on your way to success in this new month. Happy New Month to you!
May God never cease to amaze you in every special way this new month!

Uncontainable blessings and favour of God are yours this new month in Jesus name.