Maybe you’ve come to an understanding like this too…it’s okay to ask questions.
For a long time I think I thought it wasn’t okay to doubt things about God, about things in the bible that I don’t understand.
Then, the other night I was searching for comfort in the quiet…searching for answers on what in the world am I doing raising 3 kids on my own so far away from my family.
So I picked up my Grandmother’s bible. It’s tattered and torn, has an old lady cover on it…you know the floral ones with handles…has stuff tucked in everywhere. It’s one of my prized possessions though.
I opened up and read her notes alongside the verses. Some of them said,
“I don’t understand this. Ask the preacher.”
“I’m not sure I agree.”
“I need to pray about this.”
I realized if the woman whose faith I admired most in my life had times of questioning and doubt than it must be okay for me too.
I’m the first one to admit that I don’t have this figured out. I don’t know what in the world God is doing with my life right now, except for teaching me how to ask Him for help every day. Lately I’ve been praying this one prayer from the bible, one that Solomon prayed.
“God give me an understanding heart…so I can speak to your people well…give me wisdom to know the difference between right and wrong… “ (1 Kings 3:9-11)
Maybe you doubt that this whole God thing is even real. Than ask. Ask your friends, ask God.
It’s okay to ask questions…how else are you going to find the answers.