I just want to start out by saying that I’m really excited about starting this blog. I have been going back and forth with the idea of having it be a blog page or a devotional page but I think I decided with a mixture of both.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” – Isaiah 55:9
This verse is an interesting one because it is probably one that we read really quickly and be like okay got it, I already know I don’t understand God’s ways because well.. He is God. He created everything and I didn’t – that’s an easy one. But I wonder how much more we would get from verses if we just sat down and took the time to really ponder each one of them.
My pastor said something a few weeks ago that really stuck with me that ties in with this verse. He said:
When a dog sees his owner leave the house, he can’t comprehend what or where his owner is going or doing. The owner is more advanced in his or her thinking than the dog is therefore the dog cannot comprehend the depths of his owner’s actions.
When we really think about this it reminds us that there are just going to be things that God does or allows that we just do not have the ability to understand. We have to remember that God literally created everything we see from nothing.. absolutely nothing. We as humans have the ability to recreate things but never create anything from nothing. We always have to start out with supplies in order to create something. The ability to create from nothing is reserved for God alone and something that we just do not have the brain to understand.
So when something so awful happens in our lives that we just cannot understand, maybe instead of trying to understand why, we can just rest in the fact that God’s ways are greater and more importantly that God is love.
Jesus came to the earth to die for us, because he so loved us that he couldn’t stand the idea of us being separated from him. Let’s rest in that rather than our current circumstances if they are difficult. Remember that God’s ways are never easy and sometimes beyond our comprehension but one thing we do know is that He loves us more than anything.
When we remember what God has done for us it helps us to realize that God really does love us and does not want to see us hurt. He promises that “All things God works for the good of those who love him” (Romans 8:28).
And trust me, I know this can be a lot easier said than done. I do not want to come off sounding ignorant or insensitive to anyone or their situations. I have been through some hard times too but I do know that God is greater than anything we’re going through. If you’re going through something difficult, I do not know why God allowed it but I do know that it is possible to glorify God through anything. Let’s pray for his help to do it.
Pray: Jesus, sometimes our circumstances are too hard for us to even comprehend. Help us to remember that your ways are higher than ours and help us not to dwell on finding an answer to why they may have happened. Rather, help us to look to the cross and be reminded of what you did for us and help us to rest in your love instead.