Yesterday, in a moment of intense emotion, I asked God a question. I did not specifically anticipate that He would answer it. It was more of a rhetorical question. A venting question.
And yet, today He answered me. Very clearly, He dropped the answer into my heart, saturated with His love and tenderness. It ministered to me deeply.
I have been asking Him more and more questions over the last few months. I ask Him about every wondering that comes into my mind or heart. I have been discovering that He loves this. It delights His heart when you and I engage with Him about what puzzles us. He treasures it when we involve Him in every big thing and every little thing that matters to us. He longs to be a part of our every moment, our every thought, and our every experience.
And He loves to answer us. This is why He says to us invitingly, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” When we reach out to Him, He reaches back to us in response. When we ask Him for His perspective, He eagerly shares it with us.
Sometimes, the “great and mighty things” that we need to see are simply glimpses of His majesty. So often, our circumstances seem to loom ominously over us like threats of inescapable hopelessness. When we call to Him, He will open our eyes to see things as they really are. Like Elisha’s servant, we will suddenly perceive all of Heaven’s immensity backing us up (2 Kings 6:17).
Today, He promises us, “Ask Me. Seek Me. Call to Me. As you do, I will open your eyes to My infinite superiority over any circumstances threatening you. Come close to Me. I will lavish on you the right perspective. Commune with Me. I will hold you close, and I will show you what I see.”
When you ask God questions, do you have an inner anticipation that He will answer?