Not ours, but his

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could 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." (Isaiah 55:8-9)

Are you challenged in the area of your thoughts? Things you'd like to forget just keep resurfacing. Things you need desperately to remember keep slipping away. Things you never thought you'd ever be mulling over plaguing you time and time again. This is a very real battle - our thought life can be a bit of a muddle at times, especially in times of stress, fatigue, or boredom. If your thoughts were to be displayed on a big screen, what would people see? Anxiety, depression, hurt feelings, or fear of the unknown? Maybe a lability of faith - trusting God fully one day, then venturing into the areas of taking things on yourself the next? God's thoughts are higher than our thoughts. Rather than struggling repeatedly with our thought life, it would be wiser to ask God to help us to clear away the junk in our thought life, cement our focus, and assure the 'cleanliness' of our thoughts?

God's thoughts are higher... That means when our thoughts drift into doubt, we can ask him for assurance. Does that mean we get an instant infusion of 'super-faith'? Sometimes God takes us to scripture and builds our faith through the reading and hearing of the Word of God. At others, he speaks assurance into our spirit and we just know all will be well. Regardless of how God 'changes' our thought pattern, he is always faithful to help us see things in a fresh light - perhaps a little bit closer to how he sees them. If we don't ask for the help we need, we will always see things 'far below' how God sees them.

God's ways are beyond our imagining... Perhaps we 'limit' God by the way we interpret what we see and feel. If we were to begin to ask God to expand our vision, might we see things a bit differently? Circumstances might seem a bit overwhelming until we ask God to show us how he sees the bigger picture. We may not get all the 'details' we would like, but he begins to help us see things 'in perspective' - not human perspective, but divine. We still won't have all the details, but we will certainly begin to trust him with the ones we don't see! Just sayin!


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