This word starts some of the hardest questions that we have asked. This word seeks explanations. This word searches for understanding. It is a difficult word to speak because its questions penetrate our core and challenge us to question our faith; the answers that we find can draw us nearer to or farther from God.
One of the more difficult questions I've had to ask myself is "why do I feel depressed and anxious?" If I truly have faith in God, I should be at peace . . . right? After all, the Bible tells us not to worry about tomorrow (Matt. 6:34) and that God supplies our every need (Phil. 4:19). Paul and Peter even go so far as to tell us to rejoice in our sufferings, for they produce character and allow us to experience a fraction of what Christ endured for us (Rom. 5:3, 1 Pet. 4:12-13).