Do you find yourself caught in doubt? Have you ever wondered what God is doing in your life, circumstances or in the world around you?
I wonder what God is doing in this situation?
I wonder what God is trying to teach me?
I wonder when God is going to answer my prayers?
Most Christians will admit to a time in their life where they wondered about God and his plans.
Isaiah 55:8-9 (MSG) “I don’t think the way you think. The way you work is not the way I work. For as the sky soars above the earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond what you think.”.
It is comforting to me, in my moments of doubt and wonder, to cling to this scripture. I may never on this earth or in paradise know what God was doing, but God definitely knows what He has in store for us. However, I still can’t help falling into moments of wonder.
I wonder what God sees in me? God sees what no one else sees, because He created me and He chose me to belong to Him. This has been part of His plan since the foundations of creation. (Ephesians 1:4-6 & Ephesians 1:11)
Ephesians 1:11 – We were chosen to belong to him. God decided to chose us long ago in keeping with his plan. He works out everything to fit his plan and purpose.
I wonder if God hears my prayers? God may not be appearing to answer your prayers, but what you may not see is what God is doing in the background. We have to trust that He has our best interest at heart, and that all things will be done in His perfect timing. Our prayers will be answered according to His will, not our own.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 – Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by the water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when the heat comes, for it’s leaves remain green , and it is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.
I wonder what God has planned for me? If God does see something in me, if His ways are not my ways, and God is hearing my prayers…. then what exactly is it that God is doing in my life? What does he have planned? Scripture tells us that God knows us well.
Psalm 139:-4 – O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise, you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down, you are familiar with my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely.
God knows what we are capable of on our own, and what we are capable of when we let Him guide us. He takes our natural gifts and magnifies them. He equips those He calls & at the appointed time He has called them.
I wonder if others can see what God is doing? Sometimes we begin to wonder if others can see what God is doing, even when we can’t. We may be getting better at our prayer life, digging into the Word more, attending church regularly… but are we really different? Are others able to see Christ in us? Are we a good representation of Christ in the world? Growth and change take time. Others may see changes long before we recognize them. But God is working in us so that we become that “new creation” spoken about in 2 Corinthians 5:17. As we grow, God will move us along in His plan. It is a journey, and for some of us the journey will be longer than others.
Colossians 1:10-11 – And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience.
I wonder if God really cares about me? I am just one little person in this big world. God cares so much about us, He sent is own son to die on a cross for each of us. You and me. He has known every day we would live before the first was written. He created us, knitting us together in our mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13). He puts support in place for us, to help us on our journey through this life. This support comes in the form of the Holy Spirit within us, His Word that we can depend on and learn from, our Church and sisters in Christ that we can lean on and grown with.
I wonder what will happen if and when I mess up? I am not perfect. In the parable of the prodigal son, we see a son who was raised just like his brothers… but went off on his own path. But when he returns home, his father accepts him, arms wide open and tends to all his needs. (Luke 15)
God isn’t finished with us yet. We will stumble and fall sometimes, but God doesn’t give up on us. He welcomes us back with open arms.
I wonder what I ever did to deserve the love that God has for me? Nothing.
God loves us, because God is love (John 4:8)
God loves us, because God created us. (Genesis 1:26-28)
He loves us when we don’t love him. He is faithful to the faithless (2 Tim 2:13)
I wonder if God knows how much I love him and how thankful I am for his blessings in my life?
What are you doing in your life to answer that question?