Just as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my thoughts higher than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:9
(From Andrew Murray, Teach Me to Pray)
God’s thoughts are “altogether beyond the power of our comprehension”.
Some people say – “God is cruel to send this virus.” …or that earthquake…or that flood. Others say there must be no God if all of this is happening.
These kinds of thoughts are not God’s thoughts – they are the thoughts of fallible people. God’s plans and purposes are light years away from ours. Once we truly understand that, then we can be humble before God and await His plan.
Andrew Murray goes on to say, “God tells us that we are made in His image. By grace we are actually renewed again into that image. As we gaze upon God’s glory in Christ, we are changed into the same image by His Spirit. These, too, are thoughts, beyond our comprehension – our minds cannot take them in.
“God, by His Holy Spirit, conveys to our hearts the life and the light that can make us feel at home with these thoughts dwelling in us. But we need daily, prayerful fellowship with God if we are to enter into His mind and to have His thoughts make their home in us. It is by faith that God will not only reveal the beauty and the glory of these thoughts but will actually work in us their divine reality.
“Just think of what Paul writes: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9). But as we pray God will reveal them through His Spirit.”
…God will reveal them.
…It is by faith.
…We need daily, prayerful fellowship with God.
As long as we are demanding of God, sitting in judgement of Him and His work, the door is closed between us and Him.
But – Be humble before the Lord, and He will lift you up. (James 4:10)