Daily Devotional

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “For 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

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how much above our understanding God is. It’s tempting sometimes to look at parts of the Bible or even at the world in general and think “I would have done things differently.” Anytime I have such a thought I’m struck again by the simple fact that what makes sense to me only makes sense to me based on my limited understanding, limited knowledge, and limited experience.

How I view things is based off my own personal perspective which is also limited. We serve a God with no limits. He sees clearly what we see dimly. He sees fully what we see partly. He has a vantage point far greater than we can imagine. Yes, there are many things that God does that doesn’t make sense to me, but the fact that His ways don’t always make sense actually makes perfect sense. To use a biblical analogy, does the clay always understand what the sculptor is doing?

As far as the disparity is between clay and sculptor, the difference between Creator and creation is even greater. But even in that great divide, God doesn’t leave us alone. He bridges the gap, not with an invitation to understand Him, but with an invitation to trust Him. No, His ways won’t always make sense, but He is God, and He is good so we can place our trust in Him.
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The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.