I've been in a funk lately. I'm not sleeping well, so I am tired and struggling to accomplish what I need to do. That fatigue increased by the discouragement I feel from multiple challenging situations in my life. Why did that person treat me that way? Why didn't that thing happen? When will I hear back regarding this other situation? Why does that person keep doing that? Maybe you've asked yourself these kinds of questions also. As much as I hate to admit it, sometimes the only answer is "I don't know."
In the book of Numbers, we read the account of the God's early believers trying to figure out what God wants from them. They approach their leader, Moses, with a pressing issue regarding who should be allowed to participate in the Passover meal. The believers' desire was to celebrate Passover, but they were unclean because they had recently been near a dead body (not because they had sinned).
Moses then said to them, “Wait, and I will listen to what the Lord will command concerning you.”
(Numbers 9:8, NASB)
There's something comforting in learning that sometimes even Moses didn't know what to do. I create these stories in my head that really spiritual people have all the answers, that they never struggle. However, scripture makes it clear that Moses never claimed to have all the answers. He only claimed to have access to the One who did. Moses was closer to God than any believer at that time, and yet He dare not speak on His behalf without consulting Him first.
There were things that Moses didn't know, and there will be things that we don't know. The important part is that we turn to God, for He does.