Ask Not Why, But How…

These days I was very touched by the news and photos after the China earthquake. I remembered we prayed together as a church for China in our Wednesday prayer meeting. I used Ps 46:1-3 as the text for my message.

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. 神是我們的避難所,是我們的力量,是我們在患難中隨時的幫助。所以,地雖改變,山雖搖動到海心,其中的水雖匉訇翻騰,山雖因海漲而戰抖,我們也不害怕。(Ps 46:1-3)

Mountain will quake and disappear in seconds, as in this earthquake in Sichuan. But our God and His help is secure and sure, and He is ready to be the shelter for those who seeks Him. He is ready to help. We are in trouble because we don’t seek this very present help.

Somehow the Holy Spirit prompted me to pray "it is not a time to ask why, but a time to seek how". True, when disaster strikes, people would start to ask why God allows this to happen, and question His goodness and power, etc. These are all legitimate questions, but this is not the right time to ask these.

Rather, this is a time to pray that how we could exercise our Christian love, weep with those who weep, and contribute to the needs of the saints.

Then I received this email devotional two days later, which is very well written, and I want to share.



















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3 Responses to Ask Not Why, But How…

  1. Pastor says:

    Greetings, my friend,
    God is so good! This is another day that the Lord has made, we should be glad and rejoice in it! Just out visiting and thought I’d stop by and say hello! Pray all is well with you and yours.
    In <Christ>< Pastor Winston

  2. Jenny says:

    Yes Leo, "it is not a time to ask why, but a time to seek how", I agree with you.

  3. Jenny says:

    And remember that God is good.

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