We sat outside in the unseasonably warm December sun. I sat on a folding chair reading Psalm 97 aloud as my kids sat on the stone patio.
“Mommy,” my 8-year-old furrowed her brow. “I have a question.” 
“Sure,” I nodded, “what is it babe?”
“I don’t understand how God loves people and then sends them to hell. It just doesn’t seem fair.”
Father God give me wisdom. I thought and then said, “The people God sends to hell don’t accept Jesus’ sacrifice.”
“But it doesn’t seem fair.”
“Do you trust God?” I asked attempting another tatic.
“Is God right? We just read in the Bible He is righteous.”
“Is He fair? We just read He is just.”
“Yes, but I don’t think it is fair that He creates people just to destroy them.”
I furrowed my brow. “God tells us that we won’t understand everything He does, but we can trust Him because we know He is right (righteous) and fair (just). That is what faith is for.”
She ran off to play and left me pondering. Questions that I wonder about like:
How are there no tears in heaven when some of our loved ones are condemned to hell?
Does God mourn those He sends to eternal judgement?
Revelation 8:1 speaks of heaven being silent for about half and hour. Is that a moment of silence for those going to eternal judgement?
The questions roll, but God isn’t afraid of our questions. He isn’t concerned when we take our questions to Him. He reminds us that He is trustworthy, loving, gracious. Yes we can trust Him with the things we do not understand. He is righteous. He is just. He is love. He is omniscient. He is.
What questions do you ponder about God and His ways? I’d love to hear from you.