The most honest of prayers are the ones with the most honest questions. No list with needs. No running off of what happened in the day. Honest, deep questions.
A usual searching question is with the “Why?”
Why did this or that happen?
Why is there injustice in the world?
Why can’t I be someone else?
Why do I have to struggle with this?
Why am I the only one?
The endless “why” questions is responded with no simple or sometimes no answer at all.
Yet, still we sit and wait. We wait and listen. Frustratingly, we wait, we ponder, hoping for a new, “better” response.
Why don’t we ask this one…
“Jesus, what do You want to tell me today?”
In a lot of ways, the question is quite individualistic. But I think His Spirit wants to communicate with us, so why not ask?
In a strange way, the “Why” questions will never be answered. For me, who loves to ask questions – This is a great frustration.
So instead, I’ve come to ask “Jesus, what do You want to tell me today?”
Each day, I write down what I have heard.
Today: You need me.
Because yes, despite my frustration with everything else in the world. I need Jesus. You do too!
Sometimes the best answer, even to all of my “Why?” questions, is within the simplicity of statements: You need me.