I have never understood those who say we should not ask God, "Why?". Throughout scripture people cry out to the Lord for understanding. It is how we know Him in the deep personal way He desires to be known.
We reached a passage today of devastation. The strong of Judah die by the sword or become the captive servants of Babylon. The poor and destitute are left in the land -- and given vineyards and fields to work. And there is my take-away...the answer to the Why that makes sense for me: