Not the God We Would Have Chosen

The first verse that comes to mind is from Isaiah 55:8, which says, “I don’t think the way you think.
    The way you work isn’t the way I work.”
        God’s Decree.
“For as the sky soars high above earth,
    so the way I work surpasses the way you work,
    and the way I think is beyond the way you think.”

I wouldn’t want a god that I could fully comprehend and understand. I wouldn’t want a god that only operated according to my standards, who would only do what I would do in any given situation. That would put me above the god I claimed to serve.

God is far above me and what He says and does are often beyond me. But I know that He is good and only does what is good, so I trust what I know over what I perceive. And He is for me and for those He loves. That’s where my hope lies.

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