Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. Romans 11:33-36
It never ceases to amaze me when people complain that they do not understand God. They want God to be completely understandable. They want to simplify God. Why would anyone want a god they can completely understand? I don’t even understand myself most times let alone the people around me. Heck, I don’t understand why our pets do what they do sometimes. But I am supposed to understand God? No way.
In fact I don’t want a God I can completely understand. That would not be much of a god at all. He would have to be a pretty small god for me to completely understand. Fortunately we do not have that problem. We have a God big enough and powerful enough to create the universe. A God who loves enough to love even a sinner like me. A God who knows not only what has happened and is happening but what will happen.
We can get so caught up in the fact that we do not understand why God does what He does that we can have doubts. We can doubt God; after all if He does things that we cannot understand how can we follow Him. We can doubt ourselves, maybe we just aren’t smart enough or maybe we just aren’t faithful enough. We try to make God too much like us and in doing so we lose God’s greatness.
We are finite creatures trying to understand an infinite God. God is revealing Himself to us in a way that we can only partially understand. The simple fact is we will never fully understand God. The good news is we don’t have to. He understands us and He loves us. If we accept His love and understanding that is all we need to do.
Have a blessed day,