Our brains are about 3 pounds, about the size of two fists put together. They’re finite. God, on the other hand, has a mind big enough to create well over one hundred billion galaxies with hundreds of planets and trillions of stars in each. God has never had a beginning and will never have an end.
Something that is heartbreaking to me is how common it is to hear people writing God’s Word off as incorrect because they don’t understand. It’s no surprise that human beings can’t wrap their minds around the ways of God – our minds are only a few decades old. His is eternal. His is infinite. We can’t expect to understand fully the mind of our Creator who always has been and always will be… but we’re also not expected to. We just have to trust Him and accept His Word as truth, and put faith in Him (Hebrews 11:6, 2 Corinthians 5:7, John 11:40).
I’m very thankful that God so intricately designed us to have minds to appreciate His creation, grasp – at least in part – His plan and His love, comprehend His Will, and wrap our minds around His Word. The Lord gifted us with the ability to think and understand and learn. How wonderful is that? But sometimes humans overestimate their understanding. If there’s something in the Bible that is hard to understand, many people might come to the conclusion that it must be wrong. We can’t expect our human minds to wrap around everything written in the Bible, because they’re just that – human minds. Our lack of understanding does not take away the reliability and truthfulness that is God’s Word.
His Word says that He is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. Therefore, we can’t say that the Bible is out-of-date or no longer applicable. We can’t say God is capable of being incorrect, because if that were the case, He would not be God. He is completely good and completely sovereign in all situations, never incorrect, and cannot be of moderate importance.
Isn’t it so humbling to know that even though we are minuscule in the grand scheme, God loves us more than any creation in His hundreds of billions of galaxies? Though we have a prideful, selfish, and sinful nature that wants to say “the world revolves around me” and “my way is correct and everyone else is wrong,” and though we’re tiny, weak, and incapable of understanding everything there is to be understood… God thought we were worth dying for.
Many want to be covered by the blood of the Lamb, but because of a lack of understanding, they don’t want to die to self, give up everything, take up their cross, and follow Christ… But it’s like I said before, we aren’t expected to fully understand, just to trust and have faith – even as small as a mustard seed (Matt. 17:20). Our minds are small, but our God is big.
We can’t put trust in our interpretation of the world that we have developed from our few years of living in it. We have to put our trust in the One who created it. And how great is it that if there’s something we don’t understand, we can pray about it, read more of the Word, and seek godly counsel? Not only are we allowed to learn more and grow, the Lord desires us to do so. He is so good!
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. – Isaiah 55:12
Erin Culleny serves as a Marketing Assistant and Staff Writer. She loves encouraging women through her Victory Calls and finds such joy in praying for her sisters in Christ. She is so excited that after 5 years on Summer Staff, she now has the opportunity to serve at Keswick year-round. Her favorite activities include reading her Bible, encouraging others with Scripture, buying new dresses, and eating at the Cheesecake Factory… In that order!