Today as I was reading my bible, I found that I began to have questions about what I was reading. Now these questions were not simple. They were very complex. I sat and contemplated and then realized that I would not be able to find the answer within myself, so I asked God.
Now there are times in life when questions are simple and can be answered very quickly, but then there are times like this. I know that the complexity of this question will take some time to receive an answer. It’s not because it takes God a long time to answer my questions. The opposite is true. He is able to answer my questions within a nano second. Yet, some questions require prayer and a silencing of my heart.
I think of it this way. When we are talking to someone that we are very close to and care about, we must be attuned to where their heart is in a situation. We must listen attentively for the answer that they give. We can’t force them to talk and once they do, we have to have a open heart to clearly receive their answer.
God is no different. He wants to talk to us. He loves it when we ask Him questions, but unlike man, He knows the condition of our hearts. He knows why we are asking the questions that we are asking and whether or not we can handle the answer. Some of the questions that I ask God are very deep or heavy. Most of the time those questions are only answered with time and in depth study.
Now I could simply ask another person and see if they know the answer, and there is nothing wrong that, but they may not fully understand either. I also don’t want to disrupt my conversation with God. I don’t want to take a short cut. Most of the time, when a situation arises like this, I ask God if I should ask someone else and I wait for Him to answer.
That’s right! I wait for an answer about asking a question to get an answer. Its really not that confusing. I just have to quiet my heart so that I can hear Him answer. He may direct me to a specific person that actually understands what I am wanting to know. He may want to share this with me Himself.
The point is…there is nothing wrong with asking questions. If questions are in you heart and mind, don’t just leave them there. Ask God and He will surly answer. It may take a little time and prayer, but the answers will come.
Don’t stop asking…
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” Matthew 7:7