Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4 ESV
“Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.” Elisabeth Elliot
Questions and Faith
No Questions. No Curiosity.
No Curiosity. No Adventure.
No Adventure. No Risk.
No Risk. No Faith needed.
How amazing our Father is to handle each of our questions.
From what, when, where, and how to...why.
That 'why' question is the one that often trips us and never trips Him.
That 'why' question comes from our reasoning of trying to figure God out.
That ‘why’ question is often disguised and is rooted in not believing He is good.
If you want peace beyond understanding, you must relinquish your right to understanding.
You may not get your answer to the why, but you can receive His peace that comes only from Him.
In what ways are you trying to "figure out" the answer to the why questions in your life?
How have you tried to remove the risk from your journey with Christ?
Lord, we know you can handle our questions—all of them. Keep us in a place of dependence upon You by our abiding in You. Amen