Ask Away

We are bound to find that there is someone else around us who is wondering the exact same thing.

Job 7:1-21

Reference:  v.20 If I have sinned, what have I done to you, you who watch over us all? Why have you made me your target? Have I become a burden to you? (TNIV Bible)

Explore:  When you start a new job you always have lots of questions.  For the first couple of weeks, because everyone knows that you are new, you have the liberty to ask as many questions as you need.  However, after a few weeks there is an understanding that you should know everything by now because what you haven't been directly told you should have just naturally picked up.  You then have to be quite discerning as to which questions you ask, as you don't want to be perceived as stupid by not knowing the answer and yet you don't want to do the wrong thing either.  It's a tricky tightrope to walk. 

Application:  Many people walk this tightrope when it comes to their faith too.  When people first start coming to church they have the opportunity to ask as many questions as they like.  However after a while they stop asking questions, even if they don't know the answer, from fear of looking stupid that they don't know everything about God.  This is true for so many Christians and yet if we scratched beneath the surface we would discover that no one knows all the answers about God.  Even Job who was considered a 'righteous man' had so many questions to ask God.  That didn't mean that he was evil or stupid or was distant from God.  It meant that he was honest in not knowing all the answers.  When we have questions about God we must not hold back from asking them.  We are bound to find that there is someone else around us who is wondering the exact same thing.

Prayer:  Lord, You are a mystery to us.  May we acknowledge Your vastness but desire to know You more.  Amen.

What question do you have about God?  Who can you ask?

This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.