I Don’t Understand! ~ February 26

I Don’t Understand!

But that’s okay!

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; Proverbs 3:5

This is one of my favorite Bible verses, because there is so much I don’t understand, and I’m beginning to realize I probably never will. I sometimes think—hope might be a better word—we will one day understand everything, but then, I wonder if that can even be so. Is it even possible for us to ever fully comprehend the mind of God? I think probably not.

The same is true of His love; can we ever fully understand His unconditional love for us? Have we ever loved Him—or another person—unconditionally? Again, I think probably not. I certainly cannot claim to have loved anyone with absolutely total abandon. Nor can I say for certain anyone has ever loved me unconditionally.

We are only human, and therefore incapable of love to the degree God loves us. We are inherently selfish, and even though we might say we love someone with all our heart, we almost always hold back a portion, fearful that total commitment will allow those we love the opportunity to hurt us. We define love as a give and take; God loves us, regardless of whether we return love to Him.

How can we not trust Him, when we know He loves us more than we will ever understand? How can we not love Him?

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2 Comments »

  1. Yes, inherently selfish…our love is incomplete and in this we fail to love God properly as well. It’s a good thing He’s so forgiving. I speak for myself here anyway…

    Thank you for this post and piece of scripture, Charles…a good way to begin the day pondering the possibility of a Christ mind and unselfish love of God. Peace and joy for the journey. 🙂

    • Thank you, Hannah. I have a new book coming out very soon. Watch for it: “Juli”

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