Is it OK to question God?
From 1 Corinthians: A 35-Day Devotional
These days, everyone is preaching something. For some, the perfect meal is a hamburger and fries. Others will give you a 10-point dissertation on the benefits of green juice and kale.
In a world where everyone is right, and every opinion is valid, we can find ourselves with more questions than answers. And not just about food.
We all have questions. Questions about God, about the church, about being a Christ-follower, about life and human character. If we really think about it, what we believe is kind of crazy. God became man, paid for our sins, and invites us to live forever with Him. That could be a lot to take in.
We grow up thinking that if we question our beliefs, it’s a sin. But in reality, asking questions is how we grow in our faith. Freedom is found when we admit we don’t have all the answers and are humble enough to search for truth in the Scriptures.
Having faith doesn't mean having all the answers, but being content following the one who does.
We have beautiful but finite human minds. Having faith doesn't mean having all the answers, but being content following the one who does. If we say never doubt our faith, we're probably either lying or not growing. Knowing everything is not important, but challenging your own beliefs and truly having confidence in them is.
Only God has all the answers, and if we knew everything He did, how would we be any different from Him? Our salvation does not rest in our “abundance of knowledge,” but in being thankful for the power and love of God in what He is willing to do for us.
- Think about an idea or situation that has caused you to doubt your faith? How are you dealing with, or how did you deal with that doubt?
- Who can you talk to when you have questions or doubts? How has talking sharing your questions helped you work through them?
- What’s one way your relationship with Jesus has grown as you faced your doubt and uncertainty?