Ecclesiastes 11:5 Understanding God’s Ways

Wind blown dandelion

As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. Ecclesiastes 11:5 

Scientists are always working hard to understand how things work. They are determined to figure out what makes things work the way that they do. Study after study is done on nearly everything that can be seen or unseen, touched or untouched.

As they study to answer their many questions, often many more questions are raised than are answered. Men are limited in their knowledge of how things work, yet their curiosity is still there.

Two areas of great interest for men is the weather and the human body. They want to be able to control the weather to keep people safe from harm in storms. And the desire to create a human being is great.

Solomon was the wisest person on the earth and knew that one cannot fully understand the path the wind takes, nor how a body is formed. He also realized that in the same way one cannot understand how God works.

Although the Bible does show their are a few principles that God always works on, such as love and forgiveness, there are many things that a person cannot fully understand. God works in one way with a person in a situation, and in a completely different way with another person in the same situation. He heals one way with one person and in a different way with another.

God is above all and in complete control. He is beyond fully understanding. However, one can know that God is in control and does what is best.

Holding on that trust is what can give a person peace and comfort in His life. The greatest thing a believer can do is trust that God knows what He is doing, rather than striving to fully understand Him.

God will work in many different ways in your life. Each situation may reveal a different way that God works. Do not fight to understand God’s ways or refuse to trust His ways when you do not understand them. Just accept what God is doing and trust Him.

If you could fully understand God, you would be God, but since you are not God, you cannot fully understand Him. Instead of doubt and confusion, trust Him as you trust that your body will function and grow the way it is supposed to.

I pray today that you will know the salvation Jesus offers you; that you will not fear the way God works in your life; that you will trust the way God is working; that you will know that God is working out the best for you; and that you will know God loves you. 

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