“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith 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.” Isiah 55:8-9
We all want the victory in life, but we don’t always know how to go about doing it. There is a right way and a wrong way of getting things done. If you have ever purchased one of those DIY furniture kits, then you know what I mean. If the directions are followed incorrectly, often we will end up with a product that doesn’t look the picture describes or a product that doesn’t function as it should. One misstep in the procedure of putting it together can really derail the end result.
So it is true in life. We can see in our minds how this or that will work out, but the process it takes to get there is a little more obscured. We know how we want the end to look, but allusive is the way to get there. And despite what the world shouts, there is a way that is right, holy, and just. There is a way that is not hidden or playing hide and seek. It is God’s way! And sometime human nature has a hard time letting go of their own way to take on His perfect will for their lives.
There is this beautiful word called “omniscient.” The word itself means to be all-knowing and the only one to whom that can be referred to is God Almighty. The Bible tells us multiple times and in multiple ways of the infinite understanding of God (Psalm 147:5); that He knows everything there is to know and to be known (1 John 3:20).
So, why am I telling you all of this today? Because all of us deal with times, situations, and decisions where we simply don’t know. We barely know how our story starts, let alone each step necessary to walk through the process to reach the finished end. But, God does.
We are told to “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not to thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct our paths,” (Proverbs 3:5-6). We are told to let go of our own perceptions or preconceived ideas and notions and lean in complete trust in God, and what He knows, and let Him guide through all of those processes we are so struggling with.
Whatever we are undertaking or engaged in, do not be overcome or feel overwhelmed with what’s before you. Lean on God. There is so much in this life that we carry the full weight of when God is offering to take some of the weight off of you if you will just trust Him to do it.
Trusting Him is not passive, it’s a walk of obedience. It is following His way all the way through. Abraham, a great man of faith, didn’t become that way by just saying he had faith. He was given the privilege of that title because the faith he had in God caused his steps to walk in obedience in His will for his life (Genesis 12-25; Hebrews 11:8-10, 17-19 ). Trusting that God knows best is actively walking out one’s faith in obedience, and depending on God for the final results. It is not just quoting that His ways are higher than ours; it’s knowing and believing they are and leaving the outcome of everything we are dealing with; all of those times, situations, and decisions in His more than capable hands because God’s knows best.
Our victory begins and ends with knowing above all else, God is in charge of our story and He knows best. All we have to do is follow Him.