Published on August 29th, 2019 | by Nina Pulley
[Listen] “Questions” Playlist
We all have questions. What am I going to eat tomorrow? How am I going to feed my family? Is God listening? Especially in light of the gun violence that has been plaguing this country, questions might be quite common among American folk, and across the world. So many people ask, “How can God let such a thing happen?” “How does cruelty get such a say in our everyday lives?” We often don’t know how to cope and the uncertainty and fear become a source of insecurity, generating our desire to know the reason behind the often harrowing realities of life.
However, God is no stranger to questions. In fact, He is the first one to have asked a question. “Where are you, Adam?” “Who told you you were naked?” “How could you have done such a thing?” His questions did not come from a genuine ignorance or a desire to know. He asked for a different purpose – to see if His creation would tell the truth ‒ to see how we would respond.
The way He asked questions can be a lesson to us. Be truthful in all we do. Examine our reasoning. Think twice about where we go and what we do. It can even answer the questions that we have today. What does God do it for, and for whom? We can realize that every question has an answer, and we need only be confident in the response we’ll get, and that most of the questions, in fact, all questions, return back to us. What will we do? How am I going to pray today? Am I going to believe?
In Matthew 6:31-34 Yeshua says, “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?” The pagans run after these things but your Heavenly Father knows you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” So don’t worry. He’s got you. Just believe.