Why doesn’t God answer my questions?
You are not alone in wondering this. In fact, most of the possible explanations can be found as we study the unanswered questions Jesus was asked when He walked among us.
Some of our questions are unanswered because…
The answer is none of our business!
“Lord, what about him?” (John 21:21)
“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us…” (Deut. 29:29).
They are the wrong question.
“Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?”
(Matt. 22:28 – also Mark 12:23, Luke 20:33)
“Who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” (John 9:2)
They are asked with impure motives.
“Prophesy to us, Christ. Who hit you?” (Matt. 26:68 – also Luke 22:64)
They are pointless or illogical!
“Can God make a mountain so big he cannot pick it up?”
The one asking does not have the indwelling Spirit to illuminate their heart and mind to the Truth.
“The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Cor. 2:14)
The asker is spiritually immature.
Jesus once acknowledged: “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.” (John 16:12).
And Paul blatantly stated: “I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.” (1 Cor. 3:2).
Some things we do not understand simply because we are lazy!
“We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!” (Heb. 5:11-12).
Some things God does not explain because their time has not yet come.
“But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end.” (Dan. 12:4)
Some questions are based on a lie or a misunderstanding.
“You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (John 4:9)
“Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6).
The answers to some questions are not intellectual (mind-based), but relational (heart-based).
“How can someone be born when they are old?… Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” (John 3:4).
We have limited perception…
“How can you say that we shall be set free?” (John 8:33)
“Lord, why can’t I follow you now?” (John 13:37).
We have limited comprehension…
“He replied, ‘Why do you ask my name? It is beyond understanding.’” (Judges 13:18)
Let me challenge you to look up all of these references in their broader context and where it is recorded discover what the Lord’s reply to them is in each case. If you have a question that God is not answering, know for certain that there is a very good reason why this is so.
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