O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and His ways past finding out!
We often fail to realize the greatness of God. Somehow we get the idea that our way of thinking is at least as good as God’s. We think that the solutions we come up with are smart enough to solve the problems that we face. If only God would listen to us!!! If only God would do what we ask Him to do!!! It’s soooooo simple!
However, instead of getting God to listen to us and to do things our way, we need to learn to listen to God and do things His way. We need to learn that our understanding is nothing compared to God’s infinite wisdom and knowledge. How can we even think of making a suggestion to our Omniscient God?
In Scripture, God repeatedly instructs us to cast all our cares on Him (1 Peter 5:7), to make supplication to Him (Philippians 4:6), to call upon Him in the day of trouble and to glorify Him (Psalm 50:15); but nowhere does the Bible tell us to give God advice or to suggest how He could solve our problems.
■ The purpose of prayer is NOT to give God information, He already knows ALL things.
■ The purpose of prayer is NOT to give God advice or to ask Him to work things out in the way our puny brains have concocted.
► The purpose of prayer IS to come into the very presence of God and to hear from Him so that we can conform to His perfect Will (Luke 22:42).
God’s wisdom and knowledge are infinite; the decisions of Almighty God cannot be rationalized by mere man. Who knows enough to argue with God? Who is wise enough to give God counsel?
Therefore, the only rational way to respond to our Omnipotent God is with humble obedience. We must wait on Him to tell us what to do and then eagerly seek to obey His perfect will.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. ~Isaiah 55:9