MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?
ELI ELI LEMA SABACHTHANI
WHAT DO WE DO WITH OUR WHY’S?
Job 30:20 I call to you God, but you never answer; when I pray you pay no attention.
Job 38:1-5 Then the Lord answered Job out of the Storm. He said: Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me, “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me if you understand who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Job 38:18-21 Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me if you know all of this, what is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside? Can you take them to their place? Do you know the paths to their dwellings? Surely you know for you were already born! You have lived so many years!”
Job 40:4 “I am unworthy – how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.”
Job 42:2-5 “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted. You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know… ears had heard of you, but now my eyes have seen you.
THREE ATTRIBUTES OF GOD
1. GOD IS ALL - POWERFUL
Colossians 1:16-17 For everything, absolutely everything... everything got its start in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds It all together right up to this moment.
2. GOD IS ALL - KNOWING
WE NEVER NEED TO BE AFRAID TO ENTRUST AN UNKNOWN FUTURE TO AN ALL - KNOWING GOD
Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. ”As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
3. GOD IS EVER - PRESENT
Hebrews 13:5-6 “Never will I leave you. Never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
Psalm 46:9 God is our refuge and strength. An ever-present help in time of trouble. If I go up to the heavens, you are there. If I make my bed in the depths of the earth, you are there.
Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.
Isaiah 43:5 Do not be afraid for I am with you.
I CAN FACE ANY WHY WHEN I KNOW WHO IS WITH ME
John 20:29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”