Isaiah 55:8-9 "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways," declares the Lord. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts."
One of the most haunting questions we face is: Why? Why did this relationship fall apart? Why did that accident have to happen? Why did my loved one have to suffer and then die? Each of us can add our own complaints to the catalog of charges against God.
If we were in charge, life would be quite different. We would make certain that neither we nor our family and friends would have to suffer. In fact, we would do all that we could to make certain that we would enjoy the good life with no trouble at all.
The morning alarm clock, however, awakens us to the realities of life. There are bills for us to pay. We are getting older and more susceptible to illness and disease. Loved ones or we ourselves do suffer from a cancerous invasion or the mysterious ravages of Alzheimer's disease. And the old question still remains: Why?
The life of suffering and disease is not God's way, either. For God designed a life for us that was free from all that. When sin ruined God's perfect creation, God designed a way to recreate the world. That design focused on His Son, Jesus the Christ, who took on our human flesh and bone, fulfilled the Law of God perfectly, and then died and rose again for us. All this was done in God's way because there is no way we could have done it ourselves. Thank God, His ways are not our ways nor His thoughts our thoughts.
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