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What Was God Thinking?

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 ways 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 thinking?

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!



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