But when I thought how to understand this, it seemed to me a wearisome task, until I went into the sanctuary of God; then I discerned their end. (Psalm 73:16-17 ESV)
Psalm 73 is about the struggle that David is having to try and understand why the wicked prosper. He looks upon their life and cannot conceive how it is that God is prospering them amidst all of their sinful behavior. He was beginning to envy them because of the burden free life he saw them living. Slipping into despair, he heads to church to get some clarity. The fog begins to clear from his mind and the Lord enables him to discern the end of the wicked.
Is your church the place you go when you need help understanding life? Does your pastor, elder, deacon, or teacher help you to discern the questions of life? Do you even give them the opportunity to answer? David went into the sanctuary of God for his answers. If you are not comfortable enough to do this yourself, maybe you are not close enough to those who lead you Sunday after Sunday.
My family is privileged to attend a church where we have a wise, discerning, and studied pastor who is very approachable. I am seeing in my study this morning that this is indeed a blessing from God. I know that we live in an age of information and most questions that arise can simply be googled. But it is specifically the church that is the body of Christ. Google's body of knowledge is different than the hands and feet of the church. I think it would be a good idea for us to bring our questions into the sanctuary of God like David did. Your leaders may not have answers to all of your questions, but you will not know unless you ask. And if your leaders are truly shepherds, they will try their hardest to help you discern the end of the matter.