“How long, LORD? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me?” Psalm 13:1-2
Questions, followed by more questions, which are just like the questions we sometimes have for God during the difficult situations that we are living through.
There is great comfort for us in David’s questions. He knew God in such a personal way. He followed to the point of being called a man after God’s own heart. He trusted even in the face of gigantic giants like Goliath and terrible circumstances like being chased by Saul’s armies.
Did David follow perfectly? Nope! He messed up big time, but that did not disqualify him from being God’s follower. He, like all of us, experienced God’s great grace.
One of the take-aways for me here is that it is perfectly okay to come to God with my questions. It’s fine for me to be completely honest when I am overwhelmed with the day to day or even the enormously difficult. I can ask the hard questions of God. His shoulders are big enough to shoulder any and all of my concerns.
When the questions come to my heart and mind I can always lift them immediately up to God.
Lord, thank You that I am free to open up and ask the hard questions, the ones that plague my heart and mind. Thank You that even in the questions You are always the answer.