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April 28, 2008

We started studying the book of Habakkuk this week at LifeChurch.tv.  As we studied further in Life Group, the conversation turned to questioning God.  The Bible is full of stories where people took their complaints, worries and questions to God.  And they did so out of their frustration and sometimes anger.  Habakkuk, Abraham, Moses and many others questioned and even argued with Him.  Even Jesus questioned God on the cross saying, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

It is important to note that Habakkuk questioned God with an underlying trust in His goodness.  He says in vs. 12 before questioning God “O Lord my God, my Holy One, you who are eternal…”.  His basic trust in God was a foundation for his questions.  He just wanted answers for the hard times he was going through.  God wants this kind of interaction.  It is good to ask questions.  It strengthens our relationship with Him.  Jesus questioned His disciples all of the time in an effort to get them to examine their beliefs and understand their faith more fully. This process should be a driving force in our desire to expand our knowledge of who God is.

I love Habakkuk’s writing in 2:1, “I will climb up into my watchtower now and wait to see what the Lord will say to me and how he will answer my complaint.” (NLT)  He understood the process.  You ask and He will answer.  Allow yourself to ask questions of Him.  He wants to have a conversation with you today.

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  1. michaelmanasseh permalink
    May 2, 2008 1:16 pm

    I agree completely, I think in order to truly have a relationship with somebody, we will have to ask questions, this is true for all of our earthly relationships, why not with our Heavenly Fathers?

    Dope post!

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