Fatherhood does not give the answers, but it carries the question, so it can rest, develop and come to existence!
If you ever wonder why there comes no (direct) answers from The Father on your questions, be sure that He carries that question (as a womb), so it can rest, develop and come to existence!
Reading the Word from this perspective helps you to get a better view on how God relates to his people, how He deals with the intense questions they brought up and how He spoke out trust through His silence!
In the same time you can understand that we grew so far from this mature attitude as we are only looking for a God that gives straight answers and if not… we look for leaders who we call fathers!
Isaiah 3:5-7 HCSB “The people will oppress one another, man against man, neighbour against neighbour; the youth will act arrogantly toward the elder, and the worthless toward the honourable. A man will even seize his brother in his father’s house, saying: “You have a cloak — you be our leader! This heap of rubble will be under your control.” On that day he will cry out, saying: “I’m not a healer. I don’t even have food or clothing in my house. Don’t make me the leader of the people! ””
You have a cloak, a mantle, be our leader, perform the answers, get the word and preach the truth, give us the answers so we don’t have to wait! Immature reactions, because of a fleeing from responsibility and with it never being able to bring forth the answers as the questions rest in Him!
Isaiah 30:15 This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.
The source of richness as a well created in each one of us, that is able to bring forth wisdom will be an everlasting treasure of answers that will lead you on the road ahead and it will only come to existence when we live from the rest, quietness and trust, Isaiah is talking about!
When Father challenges you to go deep and trust fully, because He knows what He has stored deep in our spirit, I hope you will take that challenge and rest in it!
There is so much to say about this all, but I trust you got the point as the question itself reveals the heart!
I wrote this blog long time ago and it suddenly came to mind as I spoke with a friend on the status of life these days and the fight of a generation to survive. BLM, Identity politics, Sweden, Church… What more can I add!