Our oldest son, Kai, has recently entered what experts call the “why” stage. The good news is that he is curious about his world and is constantly striving to learn new things. The bad news is that it comes with one word repeated over and over and over and over and over again: “why”.
“Why is it time to go?”
“Why do I need a bath?”
“Why does the library have books?”
“Why do we get sunburned?”
“Why do I need to be quiet?”
Children are not the only ones that struggle with “why” questions. Adults do as well, but often on a deeper level. Perhaps the hardest thing is that we don’t always have answers to our questions. We must live with the uncomfortable reality that there are many things we will not fully understand.
“Why am I struggling so much?”
“Why do I feel so empty?”
“Why does God let bad things happen to good people?”
Today, we’ll examine this condition and find help in wrestling with the “why’s”.