The Questions We Ask

Why-PicWhy was I not stillborn; why didn’t I die as I came from the womb? Why is light given to one burdened with grief, and life to those whose existence is bitter, Why is life given to a man whose path is hidden, whom God has hedged in? (Job 3:11-12, 20, 23)

Oh, the questions we ask!

But questions are good. Job asked these questions of God. He wrestled with God. He trusted God’s perspective even when He didn’t understand it. He acknowledged His authority, even when He didn’t like it. Job continued even when He didn’t get the answers He wanted from God.

Don’t stop asking the questions that swirl in your mind and overwhelm your heart…but ask them of God. Continue to ask when you don’t get the answer you want. Trusting God includes trusting His timing. Acknowledging His authority doesn’t assume He will give you what you want when you want it, including answers.

Perhaps the search is much more important than the answers anyway, as long as the search is rooted in relationship and faith.

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