by: Makayla Thompson
Why I Don’t Understand God’s Ways?
A commonly asked question by all: “Why don’t I understand God’s ways?” First of all, before we even start let’s humble ourselves. In Isaiah 55:8-9 God states, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways saith the Lord. For as heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” In this scripture, God tells us that his mind is different than ours. So we cannot expect to understand everything that he is doing in our lives. But, we can accept it. We can trust him instead of worrying. God said in Matthew 6:34, “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for things itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil.” God said don’t worry about the future plans he has for you. He said to not worry about what he is doing. Allow him to work in your life. You don’t always have to know what he is doing. When you start to worry you become double-minded and you delay or stop the outcome of the situation.
For example, in James 1:6-8 he states, “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea the driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” A double-minded man lets the enemy into the situation. When you worry or get mad at God for something you don’t understand you opened a spiritual door for Lucifer. It is because your flesh is feeding the spirit of Lucifer. Lucifer jumps in and causes you to doubt God’s abilities because he knows this will kill your faith and before you know it you’ve backslid.
Isaiah 40:28-31 states God’s limitless abilities, “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” So after reading that, why are you still doubtful? Will you live by faith. That’s the duty of a righteous man.
Romans 1:17 states, “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.” You do not need to see or know everything that God is doing. (Hebrews 11:1, 3, 6) says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen… Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear… But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
Are you a righteous man? (Habakkuk 2:4) says, “Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.” If you even want to see a peek of what God’s doing God has to trust you. You don’t just go tell a stranger you’ve never met an important secret. You have to first build that trust and relationship first. In Genesis 22:1-24 Abraham’s faith was tested. God told Abraham to kill his only son. God tested him, then the blessing came in verse 17. You cannot expect to know God’s plan but what you can do is trust him because he never fails. He is our Almighty God. He is Jehovah which is the highest over all the earth. He is the first and the last. He is a good Father. So trust him. Trust him like how much you trust your earthly parents to provide. How can you trust in man but not God? Like how much more God? Our will may be different from God and that is normal because our minds are different from each other. You do not need to know everything God is doing. God Bless!