The Lord said to Job: Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him! ” Then Job answered the Lord: I am unworthy-how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth. I spoke one, but I have no answer-twice, but I will say no more.” Job 40:
We can ask God why anytime we want to. But I don’t know whether we will really be satisfied with His answers.
If God came down to you on a shining cloud and explained His purposes to you, would it really make it any better? I don’t know that it would. As far as we know, Job never really was given the “why” of all the tragedies that befell him. But He was given an incredible revelation of God’s wisdom and power.
When Jesus was in great agony, dying on the cross for our sins, and He cried out, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? (Matthew 27:46) It wasn’t an accusation against the Father. Jesus was merely stating the reality of what was taking place on those awful hours, as all of the sins of the world was being placed upon Him who had known no sin. And as the Father turned His holy face away, the Son cried out, Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” “My God, my God why have you forsaken me? Matthew 27:46
The fact is Jesus, was forsaken that we might be forgiven. But even in His great cry of grief and loneliness over His separation from the Father, as he bore the sins of the world for all time, Jesus still said, “My God, My God” There was complete trust in the Lord.
You might say, “Well, I have a lot of questions for God, when I get to heaven I’m going to ask Him some things. In fact, I’ve got a list.”
You just keep that list with you. Take it with you everywhere you go, and then if you die unexpectedly, you’ll have it handy to pull out and ask God when you are standing right before Him.
Somehow, I don’t think that is the way it will be. I suggest to you that when you arrive in heaven, when you see your Creator, your God, your Savior in all His blazing glory, you’ll forget all about your little list of questions. Once commentator wrote, “I had a million questions to ask God, but when I met Him, they all fled my mind, and it didn’t seem to matter anymore.