Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday March 24. Isaiah 55:8-9

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT)
Many times in our life this side of heaven, we witness events or situations that we simply cannot understand. From our mortal point of view, we can see no possible way that they are just or fair nor can we see how God could possible work them for our good or indeed any good. This verse has been of great comfort to me at such times. It reminds me that it is not part of God's plan that I understand everything in this life. God does not expect that of me. Even the apostle Paul who himself had such great revelation from God, told us that his knowledge was only partial and He saw but dimly (1 Corinthians 13:9,12). Should we expect more? Instead, God asks us to trust Him while at the same time assuring us that His ways are far beyond anything we could imagine. As far as heaven is above earth. Hallelujah!
Prayer for today: Father God, we love You and ask for faith to trust You in all things. Remind us of Your sovereignty and Your goodness that we could be confident that even the things we cannot understand are safe in Your care. We ask in Jesus' name. AMEN!
Confession for today:  I confess that my God is for me and worthy of not just my praise and adoration, but of my trust. He is faithfully ordering all things and His ways are far above mine. I am safe in His care. I declare this by faith in Jesus. AMEN!


Evelyn Schroeder said...

Thanks for this reminder. I am going through a difficult time right now and this verse helps me to focus on God and his love and guidance for me, instead of me getting tied up in my minutiae.
I once heard a comparison to the Macys Day parade and this scripture. Imagine you are marching in the parade but God is in a blimp above the parade so he can see the beginning and the end. So when the parade route makes an unexpected turn as the marcher you wonder what's going on, but God can see the danger (perhaps a fire in a building on the route) if the parade were to continue on the prescribed route. Even when it's really hard, trust God. He loves you!.

Tracy said...

AMEN Evelyn and sometimes it is really hard to trust. T
his verse always reminds me, as you say, that I am in good hands of One who loves me.