Are God’s Ways Confusing?May 4, 2020 Save Article
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
There’s an oft-repeated illustration about an old bookmark. On one side, it’s beautifully embroidered and says, “God is Love.” But on the other side, it’s just a mass of tangled threads. In order to embroider it on one side, you must have all those threads on the other.
Now, some people just look at it from the back side, and they see only the mess. They don’t know the ways of God and that God is love. But you see, our ways and God’s ways are so different. You’ll never have peace—that deep peace—until you understand that the ways of God are often confusing by the standards of human wisdom. While we see events like a tangled tapestry, He sees far into the future.
What issue in your life do you need to surrender to Him today? Confess: “I do not understand, O God, but I know you are faithful. You are trustworthy.”
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