Our Ways Are Not His Ways

January 8

Far too often we try to think for God. We try so hard to make decisions on His behalf for our own sake. We try to pervert what He has said by trying to mix in a whole lot of what we think we want. Sadly we forget more often than not that He is God and we are not. We forget that it is He who reigns and it is He who has power over everything including we ourselves. We forget that He is able to see so much further than we can and think so much deeper than we can. He can reason so much better than we will ever be able to. Don’t forget that He is God and we are not.

Our hearts and souls will rejoice the very day we come to a realization that we can never take the place of God, not even in our own lives. He knows what our lives ought to be like. He knows the things we ought to have accomplished by now as well as the people we ought to have drawn closer to Him. He knows it all because He is God and we are not. He knows what’s going to happen to you within the next hour just as well as He knows what will happen to you on this exact date and time 20 years from now. Why? Because He is God and you are not.

His word says in Isaiah 55:8-9 “ For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” We have to really understand and accept that His thoughts are not our thoughts. God’s plans for us are not what we have planned for ourselves, yet they are far beyond what we can ever do for ourselves. Trust that His plans will always be for you and not against you. Trust that His plans will always be for your good. So rejoice in the fact that His ways aren’t your ways. Neither is His plans and thoughts like yours, for if they were you and I would have been dead and gone long before now.

Isaiah 5:8-9

8Woe to you who add house to house
    and join field to field
till no space is left
    and you live alone in the land.

The Lord Almighty has declared in my hearing:

“Surely the great houses will become desolate,
    the fine mansions left without occupants.

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