Questions for God – Part Two

Lord, I just don’t get this. Lord, what does this mean? Why Lord? Or, “Gotcha God! Bet you don’t know the answer to this.”

Those are ways of saying, “Lord, I trust you though I lack insight.” They are questions of confirmation. It is like saying, “Lord, I believe, help my unbelief.

If you knew everything you would have no faith.

A Lack of knowledge causes some to question or even doubt God. They insist on being pragmatic. However, even pragmatists believe some things by faith.

For example scientists believe in photons though they have never seen, or even a photo of one. Photons only exist when traveling at a constant pace of 670,616,629 miles per hour. (How did they measure that?)

Skeptics should not reject God because of what they don’t know.

They should embrace Him because of what they do know. As in algebra, start with the known to find the unknown. Work on developing a better understanding of the known. Master the fundamentals. 

Pray the words of this old hymn by Johnson Oatman, Jr.

“My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where these abound,
My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.”

Some with a background of faith have become skeptics in large part because they have become disillusioned by the conduct or lack of spiritual maturity of Christian leaders. However, more recently they have become skeptical of their own skepticism and starting to question their questions, eventually working through them. They often reach the conclusion of why do I need to know more than God wants me to know. If He wanted me to know more He would enlighten me. It is then they begin to explore with the Psalmist: 

“What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet, All sheep and oxen—

Even the beasts of the field, The birds of the air, And the fish of the sea That pass through the paths of the seas. O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth!” (Psalm 8: 4 – 9) That is quite enough to start with. Focus on that last sentence and memorize it.