This Day in History: 0000-04-23

April 23 – Isaiah 55:8-9 

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And My ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts higher than your thoughts. 

What an important truth for us to understand! Truly, I believe this is one of those concepts that is life-changing. (If we can really, truly understand it and believe it way down deep in the depths of our souls.) 

I’m sure we’ve all had moments in which we just didn’t understand God. Y’all, frankly, this is A LOT of the time for me. I really don’t understand why He does what He does, when He does it, and in the way that He does it. It confounds me. It is NOT the when, or the why, or the way I would have done it like more than 75% of the time.  

And yet, when I look back over my life about 75% of those things I didn’t understand come into focus. (I’m still waiting to understand that other 25%) I can see that what God did and how He did it was exactly right and good, and in perfect timing! It is then that I can see my way would have been a disaster. 

In those hindsight moments, I am reminded of the simple truth in these verses: (A truth the enemy tries to twist and pervert too often!) I am not God! My thoughts and ways are nothing like His. He is far above me, far beyond me, and He can be absolutely trusted! 

May He grant us the power to understand this truth. May we truly believe it. May we never be led astray to believe that His ways are anything less than perfect. May we never again question whether our own way might have been better! May we grasp our secure position and TRUST HIM!