12.13.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Questioning vs Asking Questions

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Last night, a dear friend of mine called and we had a conversation that took us all through the Bible…

From the creation of the world, to the accuracy of Scripture, to the age of accountability, to the ways God answers prayer.

We covered a lot of ground in an hour and a half.

The great news is that God promises to be found by anyone who seeks.

Deuteronomy 4:29 says, “But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

But seeking Him and understanding Him are often two different things.

As any preacher would attest, there are some aspects of God we simply won’t understand this side of heaven.

We can try to stretch our brains around a topic as hard as we can, but we’re not going to fully grasp it all.

Those are the things that we take on faith because of the countless ways God has demonstrated His trustworthiness and faithfulness throughout history.

But the truth boils down to this: “For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus…” (1 Timothy 2:5).

God is the one, true, and living God.

He is the Potter to our clay.

As it says in Isaiah 45:9b, “Does the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’ or ‘Your work has no handles’?”

In this illustration, the clay is questioning the Potter and doubts about what He’s doing.

And there’s a big difference between questioning and asking questions (if that confuses you — consider the why’s asked by a five-year-old versus the why’s asked by a 15-year-old).

Having questions isn’t wrong as long as we don’t doubt God’s power and authority.

He doesn’t mind our questions, but at some point, He expects us to simply trust.

Today, as you pray, thank God for having all the answers, even though you don’t.

Thank Him that He’s loving and patient with us as we ponder Him and wonder about His ways.

If there is any doubt or fear, ask the Holy Spirit to direct you to verses that can help you find the trust you need, even if you don’t get a specific answer.

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