My Ways Are Higher Than Your Ways
MY WAYS ARE HIGHER THAN YOUR WAYS, and My thoughts than your thoughts—as the heavens are higher than the earth. People are always trying to diminish Me: to cut Me down to a god who is understandable and predictable. When these attempts fail, they often respond by judging Me or denying My very existence.
You are not immune to such struggles. Leaning on your own understanding is your strong inclination, and this mind-set dies hard. But the truth is, you can no more understand the infinite wisdom of My ways than you can create something out of nothing. I made people in My image, and I have gifted some of them with remarkable creativity. However, every human creation is formed from substances that I made when I spoke the world into existence.
Whenever you find yourself struggling to accept My ways with you or My ways with the world, stop and remember who I AM. Bow your mind and heart before My infinite intelligence, and worship Me—the mysterious, majestic, holy One who suffered and died for you.
Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. “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.”
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. . . . And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so.
[Genesis 1:3, 9]
~ Sarah Young ~