Tuesday, September 16, 2014

His Thoughts, Our Thoughts

God is so good to us. He is patient and kind when we are stubborn and impulsive. We want what we want when we want it, but He knows what is best. His love for us causes Him to deny us some things that may seem good to us, but He knows better.

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

My question for you today is, do you believe in the truth of these verses? Do you believe that His ways are higher—Not just different, but actually higher? This means that His thoughts are better informed, more wise, and more insightful than ours. Our God knows the past, the future, and every detail of every eventuality of our lives.  How can we even begin to think that we know better than He, what is best for us? How can we question His goodness and mercy when we have all of the Scriptures to inspire our prayers?

Our belief should inform our patience. When things are not going as we would like them to go, we must remember these verses and trust in His superior thoughts and ways. No matter what we think should be happening, we can always be 100% sure that His plan is better. It may even be that His plan is not that much different from ours, but He wants us to wait for His timing in it.

Bottom line: We do not know what God is doing, why He is doing it, or when it will change. We only know God, and we know Him from the Scriptures. We simply cannot allow our circumstances to determine our view of God, or change Him into someone He is not, just so that He fits our ideas better. God is God, and He does what He pleases with what is His. Rather than dwelling on the first part of this statement, wondering and worrying about what God is doing, we should focus on the truth  of the last part of it: We are His. There is no better news we could get than this. We are His, and whatever pleases Him will be the absolute best thing for us. Praise the Lord!