Answers: God Knows and Understands


Question & Answer are the prompts for Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Poetry. It’s been quite awhile since I participated, so I thought I’d try today. We always have questions and are always looking for answers.


As I thought about the words, I wrote some of the first things that came to mind and gradually went deeper.


I sent this first one to my daughter, and she said it sounded like something a mom would say. That is probably true, but I like to think the second one as also appropriate for a mom.


Ask me a question

I’ll give you an answer but

You might not like it


When you question me

If I don’t know the answer

We’ll search together




Often in life we find the more we search, the more we realize how much we don’t know. That causes more uncertainty and we almost feel like we’re back where we started. We might get frustrated and want to give up.

That’s when we need others to come alongside and encourage us to keep on searching.


Always ask questions

When you do not understand

Look for the answers


Sometimes queries seem

To only bring more questions

Will I find answers


Keep asking dear one

When answers are illusive

One day you may know


Searching for Answers




Even if we never find the answers to all our questions, we can be confident that God knows. He will give grace and peace as we put our trust in Him.


Isaiah 41:10 (NASB)

Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.


There is one who knows

Answers to all the questions

Down through the ages


When questions are hard

No matter what the answer

I need never fear


If no answer comes

To my repeated questions

I still trust my God





I’m linking up with: #LMMLinkup, #TeaAndWord, #InspireMeMonday, #Let’sHaveCoffee, #porchstories, #HeartEncouragement, #TuneInThursday


18 thoughts on “Answers: God Knows and Understands

  1. Sometimes I lose sight of the fact that even if my questions are not answered, it is still well with my soul. Thank you for this encouragement.

    1. Thank you for visiting, Jolene! Yes, even when we don’t have the answers, even when we can’t see our way clear, we can still trust God an be at peace in our souls. Blessings to you!

  2. Thank you for encouraging my heart today, Gayl! I love the photos and Scriptures that you shared with your poems. What a blessing to remember that Jesus calls us to enter into HIS peace. Even when the questions swirl around us, we can sit with Him (like your photo of the beautiful forest bench) and wait on His answers. Blessings, love, and hugs to you Dear poet/sister/friend!

    1. Oh, Bettie, I’m so glad you have encouraged you today. Yes, He will give us peace even when we don’t understand our circumstances or have the answers. I love how the photo helped you picture sitting with Jesus. He has promised to be with us all the time. Blessings love and hugs to you, my dear sister/poet/friend! xoxo

  3. Beautiful, Gayl! I love that we can ask God anything. He doesn’t tire of us nor does he fail to answer (but his answers don’t always fit our expectations).

  4. Gayl: You have expressed beautiful thoughts in your poetry. Isaiah 41:10 was a mainstay scripture for me several years ago when I went through a very rough time. Peace and blessings to you and yours.

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