Is it wrong to question God? There is an old saying that says you should never question God. As a pastor’s daughter, I have heard many sermons. I don’t ever recall my dad saying, “never question God.” In fact, there are many places in the Bible where God asks us to speak to Him.
I am a firm believer that building a relationship with God is the key to having a life worth living. Often, we quote sayings that just don’t add up. The statement we should not question God is one of those statements.
Why shouldn’t I question God?
Job in the Old Testament didn’t understand why God was allowing Him to suffer and questioned why God had let it happen. In the midst of his pain and discouragement, he cried out, “I loathe my very life; therefore I will give free rein to my complaint and speak out in the bitterness of my soul” (Job 10:1). God didn’t cut him off or get angry at him; God knew his suffering, and He understood his emotions.
Job, however, didn’t simply continue to complain. Instead, he honestly sought God, and, in time, God reached down and brought comfort to him. No, not all of his questions were answered––nor will all of yours. But Job saw God’s greatness and love in a new way––and that made all of the difference.
We should not admonish people about questioning God; we should encourage them to talk to God. He is always there. Our questions are not too big for God, though that doesn’t mean He will answer all of our questions.
So is it wrong to question God? The simple answer is no. But, we shouldn’t always expect an answer. There are times when we must trust His heart.
The lyrics to Trust His Heart by Babbie Mason are fitting here. Look them up and listen to the message of that song.
Isaiah 26:3 says, “ You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”