You will be righteous, Lord,
even if I bring a case against You.
Yet, I wish to contend with You:
Why does the way of the wicked prosper?
Why do all the treacherous live at ease?
Jeremiah 12:1 HCSB
I love Jeremiah’s prayer here. He’s looking around at all of this terrible mess in Judah, just wondering what God’s up to.
- God’s not making sense.
- God seems absent. Aloof.
And look how he begins His prayer. You will be righteous, Lord.
Even though You’re not making sense, and even though I can’t see why You’re doing things the way You’re doing them, You’re right, Lord. You’re always right.
What if we prayed that way?
- God, things aren’t making sense to me, but You’re always right, so please help me see how You see.
- God, before I even complain or ask why You’re doing this, I just want to acknowledge that You know what You’re doing.
We’ll always have questions and concerns, but before we voice them, let’s remember who we’re talking to.