I don't understand why some people suffer while others prosper. I don't understand why God would let the innocent die so unfairly. Why are God-fearing people abused? Black holes confuse me. What is life, really? How do souls work? I just don't get it
. . . . Which is exactly the way things should be.
Isaiah 55:8-9 - "My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts."
So... the thought of starving children in Africa seems cruel and unfair to us, but those are simply our thoughts. God's thoughts are completely different- He sees the bigger picture.
". . . And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine!"
Sometimes we catch glimpses. We see awesome works and call them 'coincidences,' when they're really miracles. We get tiny snippets of the way He works, and even that just boggles our minds. His ways are definitely beyond anything we can ever imagine.
"For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways, and my thoughts higher than your thoughts."
He is omniscient. He knows all. He understands all. It's like His realm of thinking lies fathoms above our meager thought bubbles. "But just as the heavens are above the earth . . . ." Okay. Let's illustrate that.
God's realm of thought is the sky. The clouds. The atmosphere. We, on earth, represent... ourselves, wandering blindly about with our petty ponderings and ideas. God's giant aptitude covers the earth completely, and sees everything. Nothing is hidden from His cloud- His realm of thought.
Once in a while, God lets a rain drop fall from a cloud circling His massive spectrum of intelligence. Perfectly timed, it falls into our realm. Hits us on the noggin. Those are the special times where God 'waters His garden.' He gives revelations to those He chooses- He loves on them with a sneak peek of His wisdom and knowledge. We get so excited over this tiny fragment of idea- barely a discovery. But God sends these raindrops to the very people who need them. These people God has planted there can take these raindrops, and grow them into an ocean.
My blog posts are all raindrops, I think. God sees me hunting for Him in the Bible, and so, just as water washes away dust, it's like a raindrop falls from heaven and clears my vision. That's what makes a certain verse that I've read a thousand times before suddenly leap out at me. I understand it. I rejoice over it! I am comforted by this rain from heaven.
God wants us to take those raindrops and put them to good use. For me, I guess, that's writing them out. In my journal or on my blog. It's a way for me to think through what God's showing me, and share it with people. For others, it may be getting together with a group of friends and chatting about it. For some, it may be righting a wrong. Reaching out to someone they've never reached out to before. Forgiving someone. Preparing a sermon. Preparing a bible study.
We are all different parts of the Body of Christ, we all have a different gift. Our God-given gifts are what we use to convert those special revelation-raindrops into everyday practice.
Coming out of our cloud/raindrop illustration... the truth of the matter is, those raindrops are pounding from within us. For those of us who have the Holy Spirit of Christ dwelling within us, He loves to give good gifts to His children. And what better gift than God's wisdom?
Proverbs 3:14-24 - "Wisdom is worth more than silver; it brings more profit than gold."
One of the most valuable gifts is ready to be bestowed upon you. If you begin searching for it through God's word and through prayer, the rain is waiting to fall.
Time to end the drought!