Why or Whyne? The Choice is Mine...

When trouble happens "Why me?" isn't a normal first response for me...I may get there eventually if I think I'm being treated unfairly, but sometimes "why" can begin to sound a bit like "whyne." (Not that I don't know how to whine every now and then.)

I don't ask why God allows tragedies like the school shooting in Florida this week. It grieves me, I know it grieves Him, but demanding "WHY?!" most likely won't get an answer.

Not that we can't ask God why...and not that we can't ask Him why mass shootings happen. To ask in a genuine way is different that demanding an answer of Him as to why He allows such things to happen.

But the truth is, we know why these things happen. Evil. The dEVIL. It's not because of guns...guns are a tool, just like some people are tools. That fact is not arguable. At least I won't argue about it.

I do as God "Why?" about such things as "Why can't I change?" Why do I keep doing the same things over and over?" Yes, I suppose God has heard me whyne about those things over the years, at times in the middle of my doing the same things.

I don't know why I do it...but the good Lord knows that I do. I get comfort from Paul's confession in Romans 7 "...for what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate, that I do." Yeah, I'm with you Paul...but I don't know why.

One of the best responses you can ask yourself after asking "Why me? is "Why not me?"

A Five Minute Friday post.

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