Daily Reflections

Ask the One Who Knows

February 11, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Lord, why do you stand so far away? Why do you hide in times of trouble? —Psalm 10:1

Habakkuk had some hard questions for God. Even though he was a prophet, Habakkuk began to wonder whether God was worthy of his trust. He cried out, “How long, Lord, must I call for help and you do not listen?” (Hab. 1:2).

Sometimes we act as if it’s wrong for Chris- tians to have questions, that we should put our minds to sleep and act as if those questions don’t matter. But everyone doubts sometimes.

It wasn’t wrong for Habakkuk to wonder. It was what he did with his questions and doubts
that made the difference: he took his honest questions to the One—the only One—who could give him real answers. Habakkuk knew that God ruled over all and that only He could actually do something about his concerns and strengthen his anxious heart.

God doesn’t turn away from those who doubt. He listens to the prayerful cries of the desperate and discouraged. You’ll never hear God say, That doesn’t concern Me. If it burdens you, it concerns Him.

Make it Personal

Where are you looking for solutions to what burdens you? You’ll find new depths of peace when you’re honest with God in prayer.