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Is it okay to question God?


I will stand at my watch
    and station myself on the ramparts;
I will look to see what he will say to me,
    and what answer I am to give to this complaint.  Habakkuk 2:1
            While Jonah questioned God and ran away from God’s will, Habakkuk questioned God and listened for an answer.  Habakkuk didn’t like what he saw around him.  He watched as an evil superpower (Babylon) rose to prominence and nothing seemed to stop them.
            Habakkuk wondered if God saw what was happening and asked how could a good God allow evil to rise.  In these three chapters, Habakkuk asked three questions then he listened for an answer.  God gave him one each time.
            Habakkuk then understood and accepted God’s will.  He listened.  He watched.  He understood.
            It’s okay to question God if you’re willing to listen to his answer.  Many question and feel powerful standing up to God, holding on to their self-imposed throne, only to find themselves slipping away from God.
            You won’t hurt God’s feelings if you complain but you must be humble enough to understand that he has the ultimate final answer.  At least he’s patient enough to explain it to you.  Now, are you humble enough to listen and accept it?