Thankful: God’s ways are higher than my ways

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not My ways.” This is the Lord’s declaration. “For as heaven is higher than earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

– Isaiah 55:8-9

Today I am thankful that God is greater.

I serve the God of the universe, the One who spoke it all into existence. He is sovereign and understands how everything works together. He knows the end of the story because He wrote it. I think about the here and now. God has comprehended and created eternity. I consider life from my perspective, from my vantage point. God in Heaven looks over everything, and can see what I can’t. My knowledge is limited, God’s is limitless. His wisdom transcends the ages, while I have to Google directions. God’s thoughts are not my thoughts.

God’s ways are not my ways. God’s patience is astounding, where I would have flown off the handle a long, long time ago. God gives second chance after second chance, and I struggle with trusting someone again. I am almost always late. God always shows up at just the right time. God loved me so much, He gave up His precious Son to cover my sins. Jesus cried out to His Father to forgive those who were crucifying Him. Too often I cry out for justice instead of mercy. I would move Heaven and Earth to save my child. God sacrificed His Son to save me. How can it be?

God’s thoughts are so much higher than mine. The way He moves and directs and intervenes completely overwhelms me. Just as heaven is higher than the earth, so is God infinitely supreme.

I do not and cannot compare to God. In that same measure, I am eternally grateful He loves me beyond compare.

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