Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually. Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth; (1 Chronicles 16:11)

Do you like a good mystery? A page-turning whodunit, where anyone could be the culprit?

I like fictional mysteries, because I’m sure the author will wrap up the story with no loose ends by the final page. But in real life, faith is a mystery. It may take until we meet Jesus face-to-face for us to have our story wrapped up in a nice, neat bow.

I’ve been going to church nearly my entire life. I’ve been a Jesus-follower for a lot of years now. I’ve done countless Bible studies and read many, many books about the faith.

But I still have a lot of questions. My background is in science and engineering and I like answers, especially if those answers are black and white.

But faith isn’t like that. Faith is about being content with not knowing all the answers, simply because I believe God is good. It’s about striving to understand who God is, while knowing that I can never even scratch that surface. And realizing that the more I learn about Him, the more questions I will have.

I am grateful He allows us to be curious. I’m grateful He loves me even when I question. And I am confident that if I continue to seek after the great Author, He will provide the answers I need.

Father, I love that You are so much bigger than any questions I might have, and that You ask us to take leaps of faith. Be with me in my struggles and questions, and help me see You for who You are. Amen.


Glynis Becker is a writer living in Rapid City, South Dakota. She works full-time as the administrative coordinator at her church, as well as being a wife and a mother of two teenagers. She writes inspirational fiction and devotions, as well as co-writes screenplays. Her first co-written film, Sinking Sand, will be distributed in early 2017.