“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” (Romans 11:33-34)
Life has questions which are difficult to answer. Why does God allow evil? Does God really control everything that happens? How can a loving God send people to hell when they die? These questions are daunting when asked by skeptics and believers alike.
Then there are personal questions…Why would God let this happen to me? Why didn’t God answer my prayer? Why did this happen to someone I love? I believe the verses above can help us handle these difficult questions.
First, recognize God's wisdom and knowledge are vastly superior to ours. We may not understand, but He does. What seems out of control to me is in His hands pefectly. I am glad I can trust a God who is far superior to me – in every way.
Second, remember, God does not answer to me. He does not need to seek my advice or my permission. While it is not wrong to ask these questions or consider possible answers, in the end I am faced with this challenge: Will I decide to trust a Heavenly Father who gave His son as my Savior? Or will I refuse to trust Him, because I have unanswered questions?
Question: How far am I willing to trust God with the unknowns in life?
Challenge: Be humble enough to trust God even in the face of hard questions.
Prayer: Father, thanks for being in charge of a world that sometimes seems like it is out of control.
Dude Garrett, Chapel Leader -- Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks