As a pastor I hear a variety of questions, but some come more frequently than others.
One question is fairly common, though it comes with many twists. "Why did God make (and you fill in the blank)?"
Recently I am hearing quite often, "Why did God make mosquitoes?"
My answer is very simple. I don’t know. In fact, I have thought the same thing more than once.
Last week I was on the back nine at Black Creek Golf Course, standing near the body of water for which the course is named. Because of the number and size of those lovely critters I was compelled to hold on tightly to the cart so I would not be carried away.
Okay, so I am getting carried away with hyperbole.
But here’s the deal. There are things that God does (and has done) that I simply do not understand. And yet I trust him. \
Why? Because He has proven Himself to be faithful, time after time after time. And not just to me! He has proven faithful to all generations.
God is good, and he acts on our behalf. We can trust him because he has always been true to himself.
Lauren Daigle, a Christian singer, says it beautifully in the refrain of one of her songs. Speaking to the Lord she says, "When you don’t move the mountains I’m needing you to move; when you don’t part the waters I wish I could walk through; when you don’t give me answers as I cry out to you; I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in you."
Notice she repeats those words three times. Do you suppose it is because she needs that three-fold reminder for herself? Could be.
There are those times when we don’t have the answers, and we don’t see hope. And still we trust, because we know that God is good. He loves and he wants the best for us. So we trust, even when it might not make sense to some.
The psalmist wrote, "Why are you cast down, O my soul…Hope in God…my salvation and my God," (Psalm 42:11). No matter the circumstances you are facing, the Lord is with you. You can trust in him.