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In His love,
Brenda :-)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Trusting Is More Important Than Understanding

"Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!"-(Romans 11:33 NLT)

I read this verse and thought to myself, "how impossible is right!". So many times I have given myself a headache trying to understand something God did. His thoughts and ways are so far above mine! Who do I think I am trying to understand Him? My analytical mind wants an explanation for everything. It wants to put everything in a nice, neat little folder and file it alphabetically for future reference. When I don't "get" something, it drives me crazy until I finally decide to be okay with not understanding - and getting there is not always as easy as it sounds on paper. It usually involves a headache.

The truth is I'm limited - extremely limited. God, however, is not. That makes Him quite a bit superior to me in every way. I need to come to terms with the fact that He cannot be completely understood with my finite brain. I need to be more concerned with simply trusting Him than with understanding Him. I need to trust that HE understands what He's doing and He has it completely under control. My Heavenly Father will give me some understanding as He sees that I am ready to understand it. Step by step, one thing at a time. First the milk, then the meat. Even then, I will not completely understand Him this side of eternity. It's simply not possible. So I think I'll stop giving myself headaches, and work on simply trusting the One who created me. The One who knows exactly what He's doing, even if I don't.