Without suffering and a crisis in their lives some dear people would never think deeply about spiritual issues. People tend to ask more ‘why’ questions when their world is rocked, when their comfort zone is shaken or even removed.
“God whispers through pleasure and shouts through pain” -C.S. Lewis.
Jesus doesn’t come for a visit, He wants to move in. – unknown. Is it disrespectful to treat Him as merely a vending machine— stick in a question and out pops an answer? Certainly He often answers questions to those who are seriously seeking. But is He wanting to entertain or appease the ho-hum, casual passerby who is not interested in salvation or spiritual growth? Some collect facts about God. A few want to obey—serve God—repent—follow Jesus. God may do whatever it takes, answers or silence, to get one’s attention.
I am not suggesting that does not ever answer questions of the casual passerby. He can also delay or withhold answers to prompt serious followers to dig deeper . . seek Jesus more fully – (Jn 15.4-5).
True God seekers should probably be reading the Gospel of John! Hungry people are found where the food is. Ergo, the hunger for God, the attitude one approaches God with, may determine if and when he receives an answer to some ‘why’ question. And the answer may well have to do with trusting God without receiving a blueprint of your life plan.
“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29.13
“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33.3