Have you ever
had one of those “What was I thinking” moments?
What was I thinking when I invited eight ten
year olds over to spend the night? What was I
thinking when I agreed to make supper for that
family, pick up my son from soccer, and drop
my daughter at ballet all by 5:30 p.m.? Maybe
you've wondered, What was God thinking when He
gave me this child, or this husband, or this
nose? Today, I’ll try to help you discover
what God could
have been thinking.
Isaiah 55:8-9 says; “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
higher than your ways and my thoughts than your
thoughts.” “Oh!” you say tongue
in cheek, “so it is a higher way for me
to be out of work, late on all my bills, and
wondering what I'm going to be doing for money
next month?” Perhaps your thoughts are
about your body, you think you shouldn't have
been given those big thighs, or that flat chest.
How could God's way be better than what you were
I love the way George MacDonald
said it; “I would rather be what God chose
to make me than the most glorious creature that
I could think of; for to have been thought about,
born in God's thought, and then made by God,
is the dearest, grandest and most precious thing
in all thinking.” Do you believe that?
We do a lot of thinking about
ourselves every day. We think of what we would
like to own, how we would like to look, where
we would like to go. But, God asks us to believe
in His thinking. He tells us to submit to Him,
and there we will find the desires of our hearts.
When you come to realize that
God is thinking thoughts about you everyday,
and has thought them before you were ever created;
you will find yourself coming to peace about
your life. Rather than struggle to change who
you are, you will discover how who you are can
be a good thing to help you know God better.
When you accept your thighs, it might be an encouragement
to your best friend to not think she is so bad
either. When you fully embrace the reality that
God is thinking thoughts that are so much higher
than yours, you can find peace in the fact that
it makes sense to God.
Don’t worry when life
makes no sense to you. Instead, draw near to
God in His word with the confidence that it does
make perfect sense to Him. Trust in His confidence
that He told us about through Isaiah in 55:10-11. “As
the rain and the snow come down from heaven and
do not return to it without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields
seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so
is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will
not return to me empty, and achieve the purpose
for which I sent it.” Trust in God’s
thoughts. Remember He is thinking about you every
day in ways you could never fathom yourself!