Time with God Daily Devotional by John North

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Time with God - January 3, 2014

Romans 11:33

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!

We can trust God because He knows what He is doing even when we don’t!

Sometimes we get the foolish notion that because we can’t understand why God would do something, or how He could love us and still allow something painful in our lives. But think about it—if we could understand everything about God and His actions, He wouldn’t be God!

He’s told us, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, declares the LORD. For 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).

The fact that He is God automatically means that He is beyond our understanding and sometimes He will do things based on His wisdom and insight and absolute knowledge that we will not be able to understand.

When pain comes into your life, you have a choice. You can drag God down to your level and say, “I will not trust until I understand!” Or you can acknowledge God’s greatness and say, “I don’t understand it Lord, but I trust you and your good purpose in my life”.

William Culbertson once said, “Keep praying, but be thankful that God’s answers are wiser than your prayers!”

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