Before I begin, I would like to thank the creators of the website ‘whollyloved.com’ for sharing this image from their blog article titled “When We Don’t Understand”, by Dawn Ford.
In Isaiah 55:8-9 (NIV), the Lord mentioned something key for us to remember. He states “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” This was not to belittle anyone, but (as always), to share the truth with us.
Out of curiosity, a question arose: ‘What if God ONLY listened and done OUR HUMANLY requests and worked by our own thoughts? It’s a scary thought and feeling because, as sinners, the worst of the worst could have been the result; following the serpent’s intentions. Example: One of the 10 Commandments in the Bible is “Thou shalt not kill.” By worldly thoughts, situations, and standards right now, it is legal to kill a human if you have a permit to ‘Carry A Concealed Weapon’ (CCW) in the US in a few states; one of those states being my home state of Michigan. In the Book of Ephesians, Chapter 6, it speaks of us to keep and use the ‘Armor of God’ as our protection because it is more of a ‘spiritual warfare than a physical one.’ It is sad because, despite the age ranges, more people have been harmed or killed for various reasons. The only reason why the death-toll numbers, from weapons, are not HUGE is because of God.
He keeps us in order (as a parent), He comforts us (continuously giving us strength when we are down), and He remains walking along our sides 24/7. His Ways are way much higher than our thoughts and our ways. It was in Matthew 4 where it talks about how the Devil tempted Jesus, and each time, what did the Lord do? He refused the Devil’s offers every time.
In Matthew 4:8-10 (NIV), the third time the enemy tried to get the Lord to follow his ways, it says “‘Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Jesus said to him, ‘Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.'”
I will be honest: I, too, have my days of thinking about giving up on everything, but there was a problem. My heart would ache and it felt as if I was being pulled by someone or something to ‘do good and turn away from rage. If God is my supporter, why do I need to try to do things that are not obedient and of His ways? It is due to one evil spiritual being that wants to have the Heavenly throne: Satan himself.
God keeps us in order and the only thing He asks for us to do is turn to Him and speak to Him. He will be the one to avenge those that have harmed us. All we have to do is trust in Him, have faith in Him, and walk with Him.