“He reveals deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him.” Daniel 2:22
Who? Why? What? Where?
It doesn’t matter whether someone believes in God or not. It doesn’t matter whether he is an Easterner or a Westerner. Conservatives and liberals, capitalists and socialists all share something in common. Philosophers and professors, scientists and surgeons, presidents and plumbers all think about these questions.
Who? Who am I and how did I get here? Why? Why am I here anyway? What? What is right and wrong and how should I live? Where? Where do I go after I die? There are countless places to turn for the answers to these questions. But I, like billions of other people, believe the one true source for these answers is the Bible – the inspired Word of God.
If it is true that God created us – and I believe that it is – then what better place to go for answers than to Him? Who knows us better than the One who created us? Who knows the deep mysteries and complexities of the created world better than the God who spoke it all into existence? And while the Bible does not address every single question we might have, it does contain the deepest truths that our hearts and souls crave to know, like, “Why am I here?” “What good can come from this suffering?” “How can I make a lasting difference in this world?” “Will anyone ever truly know me and still love me, no matter what?”
The God who created us longs to be in relationship with us. And one of the most important things to understand is that God welcomes our questions when we bring them with the right attitude. He is big enough to handle our doubts. When we humbly bring Him our Who? Why? What? Where? questions, He is faithful to receive them and to reveal the answers according to His ways and on His timetable.
Have you got questions? Bring them to the One who holds every answer. Nothing pleases Him more than a heart that longs to know Him more.
Dear Lord, I know that you can handle my questions, so I want to be better about bringing my doubts, fears, and wonderings to you. Give me the wisdom, the faith, and the trust to keep following you with faithfulness and certainty. In Jesus' name, amen.