July 24, 2012 by Cole Ryan
We often don’t understand why God would do some of the things He does, or why the bible says some of the things it does. I believe there are certain things within our relationship with God that we will never be able to understand why..
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9
His thoughts, ideas, and ways are so much bigger than ours. We believe in such a great, immense God that we will never be able to fully understand why He does what He does until we are in Heaven. It is comforting knowing that our God is bigger, and His ways are greater than we can comprehend.
“As you do not know the path of the wind,
or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb,
so you cannot understand the work of God,
the Maker of all things.” Ecclesiastes 11:5
I think we all need to understand that everything we have is by Gods grace. It is all His, none of it belongs to us. Many of us feel like we are entitled to everything. I believe the most humble man on earth still thinks too highly of himself for God. God created us out of dust, God created us, yet we think we have a right to anything. It is by God’s grace that we are alive today. We blame God or complain to God when things don’t go our way, but it is because of Gods grace that anything ever does..
“We think to complain to God when a bridge falls but not to thank Him that every bridge does not.” Matt Chandler
Sometimes we put Gods actions in submission of our reasoning. We don’t think God would do something so we say “oh I don’t believe in that part of the bible” or “I don’t believe in a God that would do that”. We try to twist His words until we like them. Maybe sometimes we don’t see the whole picture. Maybe He knows something we don’t know. Remember, His thoughts and ways are so much greater and higher than ours (Isaiah 55).
If I could explain God, He would seize to be God.