I Don’t Understand God Sometimes…and neither should you.

Albert Einstein once said, “The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know.” I think that is also very true when it comes to understanding and knowing God. God wants us to know him. He gives us his Word and intellect to think deeply about him. I believe thinking deeply about God is worship to the one who is revealing himself to the world.

Romans 11:33-36 says,

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

There is something glorious about the mysteries of God. The fact that we don’t understand everything about God is what I believe makes him more like God and less like us. God doesn’t have to reveal anything to us. Yet, he does reveal enough of himself for us to know and worship him completely.

God is not unknowable. He has displayed his glory in creation and his made himself near through the Scriptures and in the indwelling Holy Spirit. However, there are things that are and should sometimes make us scratch our heads. Why he does certain things or why he chooses not to do somethings. Regardless, it is in that mystery that we have faith and we can rest that though we don’t always understand God, we can still trust him.

Let us rest in his mystery.

We take comfort, however, that mystery is not a synonym for contradiction. – R.C. Sproul

Watch this video of a High School kid talking about how he doesn’t understand God sometimes but it is ok.

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