I am created in the image of God, I am like him.
But he is not like me.
I have found this to be a crucial truth to get straight in my brain so that I have the correct expectations of God.
God tells me through Isaiah, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways.”
God is perfectly holy, perfectly just, perfectly loving and always right.
I am farrrrrrrr from perfect. I cannot judge God’s actions – whether they are right or wrong – based on what I think. My thinking is very flawed. It is self-centered, self-seeking and severely limited. I don’t think like God. I will never think like God.
So I submit to his will.
I am totally confident in God’s goodness and his perfect love for me. I know to the depths of my spirit that God wants the best for me. Even though I will never understand how he thinks and why he has permitted a painful tragedy to happen in my life when my son was killed, I will trust God. His ways are not my ways – his ways are perfect.
In response to this truth, I have decided that my way is to walk in faithfulness and trust the rest of my days on this planet. I have decided to live in gratitude for God’s free gift of redemption through Jesus. I don’t question what God does or doesn’t do. I don’t try to judge if he is right or wrong – I know he is right. I know he is always walking beside me, loving me and caring for me, even when he is not doing what I think is best. He knows better.
I trust you, Abba Father.