It's interesting that as children, we are not afraid to ask questions. Sometimes to the exasperation of our parents or other adults around us. However, as we grow older and supposedly wiser, more mature, it seems that we are less willing to ask some of those questions.
Sure, those questions change over the years, but as adults, we seem to have lost that child-like wonder. Do we not ask questions, because we should know it all? Are we afraid we won't like the answers?
I'm relearning how to ask God questions. I certainly know that I don't know it all nor do I have all the answers. I have realized that God loves it when I ask questions and He is faithful to answer. Now, I may not always like His answer, because it may not be comfortable. Also, it's often not in my time-frame. I don't like to wait. (Can I get an "amen"?)
Sometimes, He asks me a question, which leads me to dig deeper into His word and search for Him. There, in Scripture and in His presence He can be found!
“This is God’s Message, the God who made earth, made it livable and lasting, known everywhere as God: ‘Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.’" (Jeremiah 33:3 The Message)
In His presence, there is peace and rest. In His presence my soul is calmed and things begin to make sense again.
Don't worry. God is all-powerful, all-knowing and has strong shoulders He can handle ALL of your questions!
My husband, Jonathan Dow, recently wrote "some thoughts when you are dogged by the 'why?' question. Check it out here!
What questions do you need to ask God this week? Go ahead, ask Him, you will be glad you did!
This post is part of Kate Motaung's "Five Minute Friday," which she hosts on the Five Minute Friday website. Kate posts a single word each week and each blogger sets a timer for 5 minutes to write and then posts, with very little editing. (Some weeks I have more trouble with that part than others) Check out the other writers this week!