Deeper Day 25: I won’t understand everything

Over and over again I repeat the following scripture to myself when things are happening, and I can’t figure them out….

My heart is not proud, O Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.  But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.  O Israel, put your hope in the Lord both now and forevermore.  Psalm 131

Once I stopped trying to figure out everything and just became content to trust God with childlike faith, an immense burden lifted off me.  I think one of the greatest stumbling blocks for many believers is the desire to define every single thing.  Life doesn’t work that way.  God is so far beyond our comprehension how can we expect to know it all?

His ways are not my ways.  His thoughts are not my thoughts.  The God Who was and is and is to come, He is the God I serve.

Today’s devotional is short, mainly because it should be.  It’s a simple, yet profound thought….I can’t and will never know it all.

Prayer Moment:  Take a moment and release yourself to have childlike faith.  Search your heart.  Are there things you are begrudgingly holding onto because you are determined to figure it all out?  Have you grown angry and discontent with God because He hasn’t shown every detail?  Take a minute and imagine holding all those things in your hand.  Now, open you hand and imagine letting it all go.  Repent to God for holding onto what was never meant to be held and ask Him to help you follow Him with the childlike faith He desires.

“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

He called a little child to Him and placed the child among them.  And He said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  Matthew 18:2-4