Oh the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! A literal rendering of this verse would be, How unexplorable are His judgments, and His ways untraceable.

None of us can figure God out. We do know, however, that our God is a loving Lord. We also know, through His Word and by experience, that He is a faithful God. Of course, His supreme expression of both His love and faithfulness is found in His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

However, God’s ways of doing things and our ways are quite different. For example, if you and I were God, how would we set sinners free from their penalty for sin? Would we give up our eldest, precious child for all the inmates in the prisons? No, more than likely we’d just as soon forget about them. Not Abba!

The Word declares that our heavenly Father does things that are great, yet unsearchable. Job declares that, in reality, we know so little about our God and His power. Isaiah declares that it is foolish for us to strive against His work in our lives. Jesus Christ is the Master Potter, working in our lives both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

One problem that we all wrestle with is trying to figure out what God is doing in our lives right now; that is, wondering how He is going to answer this prayer or meet this need. Although the Lord is faithful, He certainly is unpredictable, often using strange methods to accomplish His purposes. The Psalmist declares, Thy footsteps were not known. There is a depth to God’s wisdom that we will never understand. His timing is beautiful, though beyond our finite understanding.

Perhaps it boils down to a matter of trust. I have a wonderful wife who is able to be trusted. You also can probably think of someone who is true blue, as they say. When we give that person a task or express a need, and they say I’ll take care of it, don’t worry, the pressure is off, the load has been lifted.

Child of God, Abba says to you today to give that concern over to Him and let Him handle that burden. It only gets tough when we insist that God use our methods, and we kick against the goads of Providence.