Ecclesiastes 11:5 Mystery of God #166
Wouldn’t life be so much easier if we could plan out everything? This might not be such a tempting theory for spontaneous people, but for those who tend to be type A, like me, it sounds glorious, does it not?
Ecclesiastes 11:5 says, “Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things.”
Solomon reminds us in this verse how limited our understanding of the world is; we are unable to truly understand the magnificence and greatness of God’s power. Jesus in John 3:8 says, “The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes.” And just like we are unable to comprehend the path of the wind, we are also incapable of truly understanding the mystery of a baby in a mother’s womb. Such a beautiful mystery it is!
God is always at work, but we will never know all the details of what he is doing. Just as Acts 1:7 says, “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority” and 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.”
God is above all things. We are not supposed to know the times or dates that he will act. All we know is that his ways and thoughts are always higher than ours. That is not easy, is it? But, if you knew all the details, would you need him? This is why faith is needed. So much of your relationship with Jesus is such a mystery. That is why it takes faith to trust him, especially in all of the activities you can’t understand.
Don’t spend time trying to figure everything out. While it’s smart to prepare and plan when you can, trust that God knows what he is doing. After all, he is the one who “does all things.”
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