Daily Reflections

We Can’t Understand It All

October 7, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” —Isaiah 55:9

Another area where we try to figure out things that can’t be figured out is in relation to spiritual and theological truths. You don’t have to understand all the deep things of God or all about post-modern thought and philosophy in order to be an effective servant of the Lord.

Charles Spurgeon said it’s like a little child who is “fretting and kicking in its nurse’s arms because it cannot get the Atlantic into the hollow of its hand. . . . Yet a child might sooner hold the Atlantic and Pacific in its two hands, without spilling a drop, than you and I will ever be able to hold all revealed truth within the compass of our narrow minds.”2

God’s truth is infinite. Our minds are these tiny things fabulously made by God. We can’t begin to comprehend the vastness of God’s truth. We still need to keep searching, exploring, and dig- ging but with the realization that we will never understand it all.

2 John Charles Spurgeon, “The Weaned Child,” The Spurgeon Center, accessed June 11, 2021, https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/ sermons/the-weaned-child/#flipbook/.

Make it Personal

Ask God to give you insight into spiritual truths that can be understood and a trust in Him for those that can’t.