“Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died.” John 11:21, NLT
Its okay to ask God the HARD Questions
There is this false rhetoric that says if you are a believer and trust God, you can’t ask Him the HARD questions that echo through your heart and mind when you have experienced a painful loss. Martha went to Jesus when her brother died and confronted Him. He didn’t respond harshly to her question. Instead, He responded in love and grieved with her!
God knows you so completely that He counts the number of hairs on your head at any given time. He knows the questions rattling in your head and choking your heart.
There is Freedom when we pour our questions out to God
When we stop fighting our questions and lay them at God’s feet (or spew them out through heaving sobs or burst of anger) we find freedom.
Will we get our answers? Maybe. Maybe not. Will the questions lose control over us? Definitely! You can trust God with your questions. He is big enough to take them.
There are times He gives an answer immediately, other times we can see an answer in retrospect. Some answers will not be revealed until we see Him face to face–and honestly, the answers may not be important by then.
God knows and cares
We may feel as if He was late to the game and didn’t show up when we thought He should. Can we trust Him anyways? Can we still love Him and follow Him? He knows and cares–about all of our heartaches, even when He doesn’t show up how we wanted Him to.
Dear God, Help me trust you with my hard questions. They are like an anchor around my heart threatening to full me under by their weight. You didn’t show up the way I wanted you to. Help me see that doesn’t mean that you don’t love me. I can’t do this on my own, so I need your help. In Jesus’ name I pray–Amen
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Anita Ojeda says
This is such an important reminder! God doesn’t mind our hard questions (but we can’t expect him to answer the way we want him to).
Tammy McDonald says
Isn’t that the truth Anita? The key is continuing in HIM when the answers aren’t what we want.
What a beautiful reminder!
Tammy McDonald says