Worshiping with Questions

But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. (Psalm 13:5) 
It’s not uncommon during a long (or short!) trip for someone in a group of travelers to ask, “Are we there yet?” or “How much longer?” Who hasn’t heard these universal queries coming from the lips of children and adults eager to arrive at their destination? But people of all ages are also prone to ask similar questions when wearied because of life challenges that never seem to cease. 
Such was the case with David in Psalm 13. Four times in two verses (vv. 1–2), David—who felt forgotten, forsaken, and defeated—lamented “How long?” In verse two, he asks, “How long must I wrestle with my thoughts?” Psalms that include lament, like this one, implicitly give us permission to worshipfully come to the Lord with questions of our own. After all, what better person to talk to during prolonged times of stress and strain than God? We can bring our struggles with illness, grief, the waywardness of a loved one, and relational difficulties to Him. 
Worship need not stop when we have questions. The sovereign God of heaven welcomes us to bring our worry-filled questions to Him. And perhaps, like David, in due time our questions will be transformed into petitions and expressions of trust and praise to the Lord (vv. 3–6). 
Lord, thank You that I don’t have to stop worshiping when I have questions; I can worship You with my questions. Amen. 
When I read today’s devotion it blessed me. I love when it said, worship need not stop when we have questions. Don’t allow the enemy to rob you of your joy and peace. Each and every day, bring your questions to God with worship and praise in your heart and mind. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1). Praise Him in the storm. 
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord! 
Today’s Reading is Lamentations 3:22-23