Here’s a good one from T. F. Thompson. Enjoy! -anita
Isaiah 55:8 teaches us that God’s thoughts are so much higher than our thoughts and then again in Isaiah 55:9 his way are so much higher than our ways.
This should provide fodder than God is not only sovereign, but so much more in control than either you or I can conceive.
As man, we like to think we can teach God a thing or two. We like to believe in our prayers we can inform the Almighty what he otherwise doesn’t already know.
And the true is: in the big picture of it all. We don’t have a clue.
This is where Faith must take over. Christ told us over and over again to have FAITH.
Okay, what must we have faith in?
In this sense, it is an unfathomable belief that Jesus, through His Father, is not only concerned for us all but desires our well-being to the most as well. At least here, faith means we must Trust God in all that we do and believe, for the bottom line is: we simply don’t know.
Most people I know are driven nuts with the idea of lack of answers. We want to know if we will get a good job, if we will have good health, or if we are to trust one group of people or persons or another. We simply don’t like searching in the dark—we want answers!
At least in western thought we believe that numbers are the most exact of all our sciences. Those who are the experts among us know that math often falls short in its exactness, leaving us only with approximate guesses.
Jesus is different. Jesus is exact. He says His Father even knows the number of hairs on our head! That is precision. It is exactness! And since our Father even knows something as mundane as our hair count, how much more our needs, our wants and desires?
To put it another way. We really don’t know as much as we think we do. We really don’t know if our defense system is good enough to ward off our enemies. We can’t really count on our health care system for when it all comes down to it-we don’t really know. We simply fail to understand the big picture.
The comforting news in this is that we don’t have to. In fact, we aren’t supposed to. We are to trust God in all our ways. That is what we are supposed to do.
We should trust God for taking care of not only the big picture but for the small things in our lives. Rest assured that God loves us so much that even the small things to us are big and important to HIM.
T. F. Thompson