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Periodic contributions from Revd. Giles King-Smith, Vicar of the three coastal parishes. We also continue to show contributions from the late Associate Minister Revd. Linda Walters

Understanding God

One of the hardest things for me in my walk with God is understanding when things happen which seem "out of the order". Like when that nice loving caring person gets an illness and the moaning complaining one has great health, when a child dies unexpectedly and before parents - the order is wrong.

I guess it's because God didn't give us the ability to understand everything He does, though that seems rather glib especially when these things are happening. In Isaiah 55:8-9 we read

"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.


We cannot physically comprehend all that God does and why He does things the way He does them. Yet often, we live in a frustrated state of asking God why and arguing with him about it. The truth is God loves us, more than we can actually comprehend and He has plans for us but that doesn't mean it's going to be easy. We all go through difficult times and sometimes life isn't fair but God never changes and His love for us is constant, the same yesterday, today and forever.

I am in one of those times when I don't understand and when people are asking me questions and I don't have answers. But I found the prayer below which I am sharing because it sums up what I am thinking and feeling at present.

when I can't understand

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