Sometimes there are things we simply cannot comprehend in our own power. Existential questions, of the type people often say, “We’ll only know when we get to heaven,” or “Only the Lord knows.”
I find myself asking those types of questions often, and have asked them for as long as I can remember. I was that kid in youth group that the pastor always said, “I’m going to have to do some research on that and get back to you…” but then never did because there was no answer. I’ve always been intrigued by the mysteries of God.
There is a verse in the Bible that gives me hope or comprehending some of these things though. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”
Wow. What a thought. We have the right and privilege to call to the Lord, the God of Heaven, and have Him not only hear, but answer us.
What we have to realize though, is that the answer may not always be what we want explained. Keep in mind the Lord is full of great and unsearchable things.
There have been times I’ve called and He’s simply said, “You don’t need to know the answer to that question. What you need to know is that I’m sovereign and I’m asking you to have unshakeable faith in me. Trust that if I don’t answer your question it’s because it’s something I don’t want you to worry about in this earthly realm and would in no way benefit you or better your life for knowing.”
Other times He answers loud and clear, making apparent something I had not been able to comprehend only moments before. Sometimes I simply hear His voice whispering in my heart. Other times He answers by bringing to my mind a verse that speaks to the subject I’m researching, or leading me to a chapter in the Bible that explains what I was questioning, or giving a message to my pastor on that very subject the next Sunday to help me better understand what felt murkey.
The verse doesn’t say He will tell you ALL the things you do not know. However, it does promise he will tell you things you do not know that are great and unsearchable. It’s the Lord’s prerogative to determine which things those will be… So I encourage you today to keep calling to Him. Every single thing He has to reveal to you is worth seeking out and learning. Give God your questions, and be prepared to hear His answers.
Even the answer of, “You don’t need to know that right now,” was something you didn’t know before you asked.