Questioning (18 November 2020)

Morning Encounter:

Read:

Holy Lord God, mighty rock, you are eternal and we are safe from death.

You are using those Babylonians to judge and punish others.

But you can’t stand sin or wrong. So don’t sit by in silence while they gobble down people who are better than they are.

(Habakkuk 1.12-13)

Reflect:

Creator God surely cannot be silent amongst all that is happening! As a result, Habakkuk turns to God and questions what he is doing. This is a prayer that comes from an authentic relationship. It doesn’t sound polite, it’s not necessarily comfortable, but it expresses reality – and surely that’s where our relationship with God finds its foundation – in reality!

Respond:

One of the things great men and women of faith have in common is that they take their questions to God. Allow yourself today to ask God difficult questions.

Midday Meditation:

So I tell you to ask and you will receive, search and you will find, knock and the door will be opened for you. Everyone who asks will receive, everyone who searches will find, and the door will be opened for everyone who knocks.

(Luke 11.9-10)

Evening Reflection:

‘… even if God does not bring you the answer you want, he will bring you himself. And maybe at the secret heart of all our prayers that is what we are really praying for.’

(Frederick Buechner)

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