When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
Acts 1:6 KJV
As human beings we always want to know the future so as to sometimes make plans or arrangements for the future or sometimes we just want to have that knowledge of the future. But when it comes to God, He works, plans and does things differently from us (Isaiah 55:8) and what He still expects from us is to still obey and trust Him even when we don’t know what will happen.
“wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?”
To understand the question asked by the disciples to Jesus one has to first understand that at this time a different power and authority (the Romans) was ruling in Jerusalem and they wanted to be free and have things restored back to the way it used to be.
As God’s children, there are many times we look at our lives and expect things to be very different now we’ve got God and are living for Him. We also would like to know how things will work out but when things don’t go our way, we begin to ask questions.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
When Jesus responded to their question, He was indirectly saying to them;
“You don’t have to worry about how things will pan-out or what the future holds, all you have to know is, I will give you My spirit who will empower you to do great thing for Me”.
God will not always tell us or show us the future and He may not always answer our questions; but one thing is always certain, God will never leave us (Psa 27:10) and He’ll never give us more than we can bear (1cor 10:13) but instead He’ll empower us and fill us with the Holy Spirit who will teach us all things. But the question is, will you trust Him?