Asking the Right Questions
Asking The Right Questions
Zechariah said to the angel, “How can I be sure this will happen? I’m an old man now, and my wife is also well along in years.”
Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.”
Lord, thank you that You are a personal God who draws near to us, questions and all. Help us to seek to know You more, even when we don’t fully understand your ways. May our lives bring You glory..Too often, I ask the wrong questions of God. When something happens that I don’t understand, I want to know why. Why did God allow cancer to take my friend, even though we faithfully prayed for her? Why do bad things keep happening to the sweet young family who is beginning to follow God? Why did He allow this pandemic to steal countless lives and destroy health, security and sanity? From Mary & Zechariah’s stories I can learn that there is nothing wrong with asking questions of God. The key is to ask the right questions. Instead of asking WHY, I can follow Mary’s example and ask HOW? How, Lord, will You be glorified in this situation? How will You work this circumstance for good? How will I know You better as a result of this?
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