4. Take Comfort from the Book of Job
As we all remember, Job, was described as a servant who was all but perfect (Job 1:8).
He trusted the lord, was well educated and followed God in all that he did.
Still, God chose to allow hard times to be brought upon him, as he does for all of his children. When all the dust settled, and Job had virtually nothing, he began to question God’s plan.
And we can see in God’s lengthy response through Job Chapter 38-39 that we are only a small fraction of God’s works.
We are unable to even begin to comprehend the vastness of God’s wisdom. Our minds simply cannot partake in that level of thought.
Like a college professor answering his 3-year old’s question, he gives us only what we can understand. The rest is left to faith in knowing he has the perfect plan, even when it’s not our plan.
All that we need in this life is written out specifically in his word to be used as a tool of guidance in navigating this world.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal. Isaiah 26:4
To summarize, all growing Christians will come across certain questions about God and parts of their faith. It’s a natural part of growth.
Don’t try to stomp out this process, instead use it as a way to encourage and strengthen communication between you and your teen.
Understand the importance of this time and pray for guidance as you navigate with your teen through it. You will find that they come out with their own view of Christ and a relationship with him that’s built on personal experiences and their own spiritual discovery.
Ashlyn Jackson is a civil engineer and active blogger for Dear Young Professional.You can read more on faith, personal finance and career advice from Ashlyn at Dear Young Professional.com.
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