How I would describe my thought life for the past four months is fuzzy with an extra dose of questions. It seems like my brain has been overwrought with how’s and why’s and what’s and everything in between that could end with a question mark. In the middle of all this confusion and lack of answers, the one thing that I would to encourage you with is that God is big enough for our questions. No matter how hard or challenging or difficult they seem for our human minds, God is big enough. Maybe the box you put him in before wasn’t big enough for your questions, but when questions come calling it’s time to ditch the box and let God be God.
Sometimes it seems that certain questions aren’t ask-able, like they’re on a list titled “Do Not Question.” But why? Why are we as the collective Church scared to push back on what is said to be true? If it is true, then even in reevaluation we will find the same answer to be true once again. If God is who he says he is, then there’s no reason to be afraid of challenging the things we’ve always took to be true. There is no question we could ask that would change what has already been true throughout the ages.
I believe that God calls us to seek him, and how do we seek but by asking questions and searching for the answers within God’s word and his revelation? The more we seek, the more we will find. In faith we can seek God and know that at the end of the day, he is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Questioning what we’ve been told isn’t a lack of faith but a yearning for deeper understanding that we should embrace.
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart,” Jeremiah 29:13.
Through uncertainty we can seek God and trust that while we’re seeking, the one we will find is our omnipotent, all-loving, Father in heaven.