The Mind of God
Oftentimes, we fail at understanding why God does the things he do.
When a loved one is tragically taken from us, we fail miserably in understanding his plan and motive even after reading uplifting scriptures.
When depressions and recessions occur, we cannot fathom his reasoning behind causing such calamities.
When diseases spread throughout the land and people die, we wonder what God feels.
When crime and bloodshed becomes ubiquitous between nations, some question God’s providence.
Many may say that God is sovereign, and we should stop questioning him.
This is true.
However, this answer doesn’t bring comfort to confused souls.
In the Book of Job, God reminds Job that he is Alpha and Omega.
After Job has lost everything and sits on the brink of death, he calmly yet firmly tells Job that he inflicts both blessings and curses.
You may be thinking, “why is this relevant?”
Well, the answer truly is that all of us, at one point of our lives, have questioned God.
I challenge you to put your mind on this parable and I will assure you that your philosophy about God will be changed forever.
Genesis 1:5, in the King James Version (KJV), simply says this:
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day
You may not think much about this scripture, but take some time to put yourself in the shoes of God.
If you were given the power of God, would you have thought automatically to separate the light from the darkness to create time?
Well, if you didn’t, then all of your creation (humans, insects, plants) would have been out of balance.
After all, time does govern us on Earth.
While we’re on the subject, would you have also thought of sacrificing your only son for a rebellious creation that separated themselves from you.
Even when you gave them everything you ever wanted?
When we were all children, oftentimes we would get upset and impatient with how our parents handled things.
But, when we grew older, we began to understand them.
That’s because we received the mind of an adult.
Giving a child the power and responsibility of an adult without them having that mindset would cause chaos.
Kids would simply do whatever they want and cause great (and maybe irreversible) harm to themselves and others.
In the same way, we simply lack to understand how God operates because it’s not in our nature or design to do so.
In Isaiah 55:8–9 in the KJV version, it says:
For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.
God is capable of thinking in ways we cannot imagine.
He created everything and called everything into existence.
Yet, many of us cannot perform college-level math with any type of consistency.
We have limits to our understanding.
The smallest things confuse us.
How, then, can we expect to understand a God who rules over the Heavens and the Earth.
This is the truth of nature.
And God intends it to be that way.
Similar to how you wouldn’t understand a thing Albert Einstein said about the metaphysics of the universe, you would never understand God’s true plan.
And, that’s an amazing thing.
We have to believe that God didn’t create chaos.
He does not leave his children in a home by themselves and never comes back.
God is a present God.
He always protects us, and although we cannot comprehend his plan, we should still trust him.
After all, we trust everyone else and believe everything else.
We lack the power of God.
But most importantly, we lack the mind of God.
Therefore, we will never understand him in our human capacity.
And, that’s just fine.
It bring me personal comfort to know that my mind does not have to wander on the granular concepts of time, space, and all other things in the universe…
Because my God has them all under his control.
And since we haven’t yet plummeted into the Sun, since Earth remains a hospitable planet, and since the world does have hope and a future…
He’s obviously doing a great job.
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