“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says 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 don’t know how many times I’ve heard people tell me that “God would never do that” when discussing possible outcomes of a present circumstance. But to rationalize how God will or will not handle the future is fruitless, because we’re talking about the Maker of Heaven and Earth. The One who knitted us in our mothers’ wombs. The Lord of all! He is the God of the impossible made possible.
We don’t think the way He thinks, and we’ll never be able to comprehend His ways. We feebly do our best to construct frameworks to explain the mechanics and design of different aspects of His creation, and we often have to amend/edit our explanations, because we can’t quite get it right.
Stranger things have happened
Let’s just think about some of the things that we’d definitely say, as bystanders of those times, that He would never do:
- Hold the sun still in the sky so Israel could vanquish its enemies (Joshua 10:12-14)
- Putting together the seemingly unlikely pair of Ruth and Boaz (Book of Ruth)
- Bring down the walls of an impenetrable city after seven days of marching and priests blowing trumpets (Joshua 6)
- Take an unwed, young girl, and have her carry the Savior of the world (Luke 1:26-38)
- Send a Savior who would not be the one predicted in Jewish prophecy
In other words, let’s not second guess the Lord…it’s pointless. Let’s instead concentrate on making Him known in how we walk through our current circumstances, entrusting Him with the best possible outcome.
Do not be discouraged. Do not believe the enemy when he tells you that what you’re experiencing now is a predictor for the future. Don’t listen to the naysayers who “know” that God would/could not do something.
He will do what is ultimately best, according to His will and timing. And in the meantime, bring everything to Him in thanksgiving, prayer, and supplication…your joys, your pains, the desires of your heart. He listens to the cries of His children, and He will never fail.