“Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!” Romans 11:33 NASB
Have you ever felt so down, depressed, and confused — not understanding what is happening, why is this happening, how is this happening, what’s going to happen next?
There was a time when I felt that way. Those were the most difficult days of my life. I still remember how it pained me; but I also remember how God healed me, which all began when my father gave me these words of encouragement and comfort — “God knows what He’s doing. Be still and know that He is God.”
When things become too difficult to look at, we must learn to seek God. When things become too difficult to understand, we must learn to seek His WISDOM. Our understanding are way nothing compared to His. God is “omnisapient” — all-wise. Know and believe that He always chooses the best for us. He also chooses the best means for us to achieve those bests. We just have to put our trust in Him.
KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM. Knowledge and wisdom are two distinct perfections in God. Knowledge is the foundation of wisdom; wisdom is the superstructure upon knowledge. Omniscience (divine knowledge) is God’s understanding of all things; omnisapience (divine wisdom) is His skillful resolving and acting of all things.
GOD’S WISDOM IS PERFECT. God is able to devise the most perfect ends, and He is able to achieve those ends by the most perfect means. He sees the end from the beginning. He sees everything in focus, each in proper relation to all. He doesn’t guess. He is able to work towards predestined goals with flawless precision.
All God’s acts are done in perfect wisdom, first for His glory, and then for the highest good of the greatest number for the longest time.
ALL GOD’S ACTS ARE DONE IN PERFECT WISDOM. No matter how things look in this fallen world, we must believe that all God’s acts are wrought in perfect wisdom. In spite of tears, pain, and death we must believe that the God, who made us all, is infinitely wise and good. We must base our hope in Him alone and rest in who He is.
FIND REST IN WHO GOD IS. Most of us go through life praying a little, planning a little, hoping but never being quite certain of anything, and always secretly afraid that we will miss something along the way. Well, isn’t it just tiring?
Now this is where our souls find rest: in actively believing that God constantly provides us with circumstances that work for our present good and for our everlasting well-being. We should set aside our own wisdom and consider instead the wisdom of God. Our desire to look and think ahead is just natural; but sometimes, it hinders our spiritual progress.
God has charged himself with full responsibility for our eternal happiness and stands ready to take over the management of our lives the moment we turn in faith to Him.
TRUST GOD IN THE DARK. Many of God’s mighty acts were done in the dark, in secret, away from the prying eyes of men, even angels.
When God created the heavens and the earth, darkness was everywhere. When Jesus Christ became flesh, He was carried for a time in the darkness of a virgin’s womb. When He died for the salvation of the world, it was in the middle of the day but the sky covered the earth with darkness. And when He rose from the dead, no one saw Him because it was very early in the morning and it was still dark.
It’s as if God was saying, “What I am is all that need matter to you, for there lie your hope and your peace. I will do what I will do, and it will all come to light at last, but how I do it is My secret. Trust Me, and be not afraid.” — Aiden W. Tozer
Whenever you’re feeling down, depressed, and confused — not understanding what is happening, why is this happening, how is this happening, what’s going to happen next, always remember that God knows what He’s doing. Be still and know that He is God. ❤️
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “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 NIV
Next Saturday: THE TRUTHFULNESS OF GOD 😊