Questions for God – Part One

Have you any questions you would like to ask God? In reading the Bible as well as observing events in your life do you have any why, where, when, or how questions for Him? How about, “I just don’t understand….”

God is a respecter of questions. He likes an enquiring mind. He doesn’t look so favorably on doubts, however. The fact you don’t understand something is reasonable. That is the point at which you seek an understanding. 

A key word that is applicable is found in Isaiah 40: 28: “The Creator of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. There is no searching of His understanding.” Basically that means God knows all there is to know. Summarily that means God knows more than you will ever know.

“But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”

Job showed his humanity and started smarting off to God. God turned the issue and started questioning him: “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely you know!” Job 38: 4, 5

God honors an inquiring mind as noted: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. ” (James 1: 5, 6) Seek answers to your questions. Give them proper attention and time. Seek an answer where it is most likely to be found. Some people get an old issue that has been around for ages and ride it. They love to ask such a question of people that are most likely not to have an answer.

God has given us more than we can comprehend. He has given us all we need to know. He has given us more to do than we are doing. Therefore, accept that there are certain things He has reserved for Himself only to understand.

In “Pilgrim’s Progress” a character was asked if in reading the Bible he came to a passage he didn’t understand what he did. After acknowledging there were such times he was asked what he then did. He said simply, “I just thank God He knows more than I do.”

Realize this principle in evaluating any question, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.’ (Isaiah 55:8-9)

We look at things from our limited human side. God looks at those same issues, but from a divine view. We view matters from the natural, and He from a supernatural viewpoint.

What question do you have today? It is an exercise in faithful trust.