Lost in silent solitude of recent days, I have been impressed again with the vast handiwork of our incomprehensible God. The psalmist was correct: The heavens do indeed tell of the glory of God . . . their expanse does indeed declare the work of His hands (Psalm 19.1).

It is delightful to remember that “Our God is in the heavens” and that “He does whatever He pleases” (Psalm 115.3).

Ol’ Zophar was zeroed in and on target when he asked:

“Can you discover the depths of God?
Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?
They are high as the heavens, what can you do?
Deeper than Sheol, what can you know?
Its measure is longer than the earth
And broader than the sea.
If He passes by or shuts up,
Or calls an assembly, who can restrain Him?” (Job 11.7‑10)

We need that reminder, we who are tempted to think we’re capable of demanding consultation of our permission. We need to be brought down to size, we who feel we have an iron fisted rule over our own destiny.

Not only do we feel capable of declaring His overall plan for our own lives, we think we have the ability to discern each detail of His panoramic plan across the centuries. We do well to simply “trust and obey” on a day-to-day basis. If we can do that much, we can certainly trust Him to impart all knowledge to us — in God’s time.

Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
    do not fret—it leads only to evil.    Psalm 37. 8 NIV


2 thoughts on “Mysterious”

  1. Oft-times the main battle is keeping a sense of the realities of who God is in entirety. It’s so much easier to relate to one small aspect of God (Creator God or friend God which He is within His context not ours). “Mysterious” is such an apt title from our small slanted view. You seem to be gifted in taking your thoughts to the end of the human road of thought and insight, then sit awhile to ponder the vast expanse of God beyond…. as did Ol’ Zophar. That’s very cool!

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    1. Yes, so true Gary, my friend. I often say I have my theology, and it’s a good understanding of the God of the bible. But all information we can glean from the bible theology is still only an introduction to God. When I lift my eyes from my theology and see Him expanding into all there is to the rest of God, watching His multiplicity fill all of eternity, my Awe of God’s mystery overwhelms me. It is His mystery that gives me the sense of His closeness at those times. His infinite ability to love the unlovable. The infinite power to form, with great care, we the objects of His love. It’s Majestic, magnificent, magnanimous, infinite MYSTERY of the most benevolent kind. Thank you, my friend, for seeing it too!

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