When We Don’t Understand

Published January 21, 2019 by Pastor Ron West in Pastor's Thoughts

When We Don’t Understand

 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:8

Read Isaiah 55:6-13

Although I depend on technology every day to get my job done, I don’t understand much about how it works. I turn my computer on, bring up a Word document, and get to work on my lesson. Yet my inability to comprehend how microchips, hard drives, Wi-Fi connections, and full-color displays actually function doesn’t get in the way of my benefiting from technology. How does the printer connected wirelessly, grab my word document out of the air to print?

In a sense, this mirrors our relationship with God. Isaiah 55:8–9 reminds us that God is far beyond us: “‘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.”Even though we don’t understand everything about God, that doesn’t prevent us from trusting Him. He has proven His love for us. The apostle Paul wrote, “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8). Trusting that love, we can walk with Him even when life doesn’t make sense.

You should thank the Father that although you cannot comprehend Him, we can know Him. I’m grateful for that. Remind me Father, that even though You and Your ways might be beyond me, I can always count on Your love for me and Your presence with me.