CONSIDER // verb
think carefully about (something), typically before making a decision; think about and be drawn toward (a course of action); to regard or treat in an attentive or kindly way; to gaze on steadily or reflectively.
As we wonder and wrestle with how God allows circumstances into our lives and does not stop bad things from happening, we must remember we can only see God through our sinful lens.
God’s ways are far higher than ours.
““I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.” GOD ’s Decree. “For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think. Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth, doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry, so will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.”
// Isaiah 55:8-11 MSG
Rather than beat our breasts and get entangled in frustration, will we change our perspective and see our limited understanding as freedom? Will we allow the peace of God to indwell us knowing He is in control, and we can let go and trust Him?
“Lord, my heart is meek before you. I don’t consider myself better than others. I’m content to not pursue matters that are over my head— such as your complex mysteries and wonders— that I’m not yet ready to understand. I am humbled and quieted in your presence. Like a contented child who rests on its mother’s lap, I’m your resting child and my soul is content in you. O people of God, your time has come to quietly trust, waiting upon the Lord now and forever.”
// Psalms 131 TPT
I’ve been inspired to add occasional posts entitled “Consider”. I love to consider, and I love the word and it’s definition. I write these posts with topics ranging from fun, in-depth, simple, nonsensical, to difficult, all for your consideration.