I have been a born-again believer for 21 years. I have worked in ministry for 20 years. I have been in the preaching and teaching ministry for 16 years. I have been in pastoral and church leadership for 12 years. I have taken classes, studied courses, preached sermons, taught classes, written and presented materials pertaining to ways and character of God, and I have a confession …
I don’t have all the answers!
For whatever reason, we tend to want to have all our questions answered before we put our trust in God. Everything has to “make sense” in order for us to serve Him. People ask specific questions about the Bible that I can’t always answer; as if the validity of Jonah being swallowed by a whale or a big fish is a major component of whether or not God is real.
There are many times, in my own life, that I am plagued with the desire to want to “know”; and if I’m truly honest with myself, it is more often than not. When, God? How, God? Why, God, why? So full of questions that I’m really never trusting God.
But, God is so gracious. While I’m spinning and toiling, He just smiles at me knowing that it’s already worked out. There are seasons when heaven is silent, but never is heaven dormant. God won’t have respond to your inquiries with answers, if you watch Him work.
While standing between certain death and an uncrossable sea, Moses was bombarded with doubt, criticism, and yes questions.
As Pharaoh drew near, the sons of Israel looked, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they became very frightened; so the sons of Israel cried out to the Lord. Then they said to Moses, “Is it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you dealt with us in this way, bringing us out of Egypt?
But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.” (Exodus 14:10-11, 13-14 NASB)
I don’t know what you are dealing with at this moment, but I am certain that God does. While it may ease your mind to why and how, it’s okay to say; “God … I don’t know”. I don’t know when, I don’t how, and I don’t know why. But if you just trust God, in His own time, in His own way, and for His own reasons, He will do what only He can do.
Don’t believe me? Just watch.
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