Devotion

Now Thomas (called Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”

But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it.”

John 20: 24-25

Have you ever found yourself weighted down by questions? I naturally question things and I find I have more in common with doubting Thomas than I’d like to admit. But here’s the funny thing—God made me this way—and yes, He did it on purpose. You see, God’s not afraid of our questions. He doesn’t run away from our doubts. If we bring those questions to Him, He meets them head on with truth and love.

But what if we don’t bring the questions to Him?

Therein lies the problem for most of us. We buy into the fear that our questions raise. When our logical minds don’t have all the answers, we fear trusting God. Sometimes, we even fear what other people might think when we don’t know how to answer our own questions. But if we try to test God—to make Him quiet all our doubts—He is disappointed by our lack of faith.

God made us to turn our questions to Him. He reveals the answers to us when we need them and almost always after we’ve already demonstrated our faith in Him.

Each day, we can trust Him, even before the questions arise in our minds. Because He is perfectly good, holy, and just. He is trustworthy. He’s done nothing to deserve our lack of faith. Even if bad things have happened in our lives, He has been faithful. And He has rescued us from this life.

Dear Lord, thank you for the inquisitive minds you have given us. Help us to turn our questions to You and to grow in our faith when we don’t have the answers. In Jesus’s name, amen.

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