God Loves Our Questions

August 19, 2009 by  
Filed under Christian Devotionals

Scripture for the Day: Psalm 13:1-6

“How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?

How long will you hide your face from me?

How long must I wrestle with my thoughts

And every day have sorrow in my heart?

How long will my enemy triumph over me?

Look on me and answer, O Lord my God.

Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;

My enemy will say, ‘I have overcome him,’

And my foes will rejoice when I fall.

But I trust in your unfailing love;

My heart rejoices in your salvation.

I will sing to the Lord,

For He has been good to me.”

Sometimes we are afraid to ask God questions, fearing that we are being disrespectful and betraying Him.  But God welcomes our questions!  Even King David, one of God’s greatest kings and a righteous man, asks God uncomfortable questions in the psalm above.  But read it carefully and you will see that after he questions God, he admits that, even in the face of the many fears and questions he has for God, he still trusts in Him and rejoices in God’s grace.

So is it okay to ask questions?  Yes!  God delights in our questions because it shows that we are seeking Him, seeking understanding, and seeking answers for our lives.  The key that we need to remember is that we must learn to accept God’s answers.  They may not be the answers we hope for, and they may not be comfortable answers, but we will receive answers in God’s time and according to God’s plan.

So do not turn from God because you don’t feel worthy to ask questions.  It’s what God wants.  He wants us to ask Him the tough questions so that He can give us the answers we seek.  And while we are waiting for those answers, we should continually praise Him and thank Him for giving us questioning hearts so that we can draw closer to Him.

Prayer Suggestion: Lay your questions before God, asking Him the questions that you have been afraid to put before Him.  Give thanks for His infinite wisdom in allowing us to ask questions in order know Him more intimately.

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking Christian business and marketing coach, speaker and author of newly published book, God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power, joy, peace and prosperity.  Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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