Monday, January 22 – John 4:19-20
The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and yet you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one must worship.”
All of us have questions about our faith at some point or another. These may arise as we are studying God’s Word, when someone asks us a theological question we don’t know how to answer, or when something happens that we cannot explain. The woman at the well had a question like this that she presented to Jesus with honesty, “Are my people right, or are Your people right?” All she knew about worship and faith came from traditions she was confused about. It was when she came to Jesus with this honesty that He answered her, showing her there was more to a relationship with God than the answer to her question.
What questions about faith do you need to come to God with? Sometimes we refrain from bringing up our questions at church because we are afraid of the weakness it might show. When we are honest with God, He shows us some of those answers, but more importantly, He show us our faith is more than our questions. You can trust your questions, confusions, and fears with God. He is the only One who can satisfy your soul. James 1:5 says, “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” Come to God honestly even if it means it means showing weakness and fear. He is trustworthy and good.
- What are some faith questions you have wrestled with? What have you done with those questions?
- What makes it difficult for you to seek God when you have faith questions?
- Pray and tell God your questions and confusions. Thank Him that He hears and listens to you.