It is not a sin to question God if we believe that He has the answer. It is normal to have doubts and want answers, but it is wrong to let doubt destroy your faith. It is better to be sincere with God than to pretend that doubt does not exist.
Is questioning God a lack of faith?
Questioning God is not always a sign of lack of faith; depends on the situation. When doubts arise, we can question God in two different ways:
- Doubting what the Bible says– when someone’s experience seems to contradict the teaching of the Bible, that person may be tempted to ignore what the Bible says about God as a lie. This is a sin, because the person does not trust God
- Looking for God’s answer– trusting that the Bible will stand up to any scrutiny, we can look for the answers to our doubts, maintaining our faith in God ( James 1: 5 ). We can in faith ask God to reveal the answer to us and help us to overcome the doubt
It is very important to face doubt without fear and decide to put your trust in God. God can help you deal with doubt. When you ignore doubt, for fear of questioning God, and do not resolve it, it gives way to more doubts to arise and shake your faith.
See more: doubt is sin?
And when does God not respond?
Even when God doesn’t give us the answer we want, we need to have faith that He has the answer. But the answer we want is not always the answer we need. Job asked God many questions but God gave a completely different answer, which was what Job needed to hear. To have faith is to trust God, even if we do not see the answer to our question ( Hebrews 11: 1 ).