Constant in Our Questioning – 11/26/20

Erin Pender

Psalm 57:3 He will answer from heaven and save me; he will defeat my oppressors. God will show me his constant love and faithfulness.  

 

Life throws so many things at us. We are constantly having to make decisions and fight lofty imaginations. It is natural to throw question after question up at God, waiting for an explanation for the things going wrong here on earth. I know I bombard God with at least 10 questions every day. The truth is that God isn’t surprised or even the least bit annoyed at our questions. God created each and every one of us so uniquely (and in His image) that he knows our minds backwards and forwards. 

Even Jesus asked God to let His fate pass over Him while here on earth. In Matthew 26 he says “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” What a great picture of God meeting us in our humanity. Jesus knew what he came to earth to do but still questioned the process. Can you relate? I know that God’s plan is greater than my own plan for my life, but it is natural for my human mind to question that plan from time to time. We see Habakkuk question everything in that same way. However, Psalm 57:3 shows us that God is a God who listens and answers. He helps us fight our battles, which are honestly sometimes worse when they are the invisible ones in our minds. His love is constant throughout the questioning. We may not always see what God is doing, but we can cling onto His steadfast love and faithfulness in the midst of it. 

 

Prayer: 

God, help us lay our thoughts down at your feet daily. Remind us that questions don’t scare you, but answers don’t always give us rest. Your plans are better than our own, so give us patience and peace about not knowing the future. If You are protecting us and keeping us from situations that would harm us, may we hide under the shadow of Your wing. I pray that we would draw closer to Jesus as He meets us in our humanity, and we feel known and understood.