● Isaiah 55:8-9
● Romans 8:28-29
● Jerimaih 29:11
● proverb 3:5-6
God Thought for Us.
What does God mean when He says, “my thoughts are higher than your thoughts” in Isaiah 55:9? Most of us are yet to come to a true understanding of what God meant when he mentioned this. Let's see Isaiah 55:9 In one of the beautiful passages in Isaiah 55, the Lord cries out to Israel to return to Him and reminds them that only He can supply what they need. He then says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways. . . . As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (verses 8–9)
A loving parent does things for a child that the child doesn’t understand. Likewise, the Lord loves, guides, protects and provides for us in ways we don’t understand. His thoughts are higher than ours. As an infinite Being with infinite wisdom, God knows and understands things we cannot comprehend. We are wise when we bow to that knowledge rather than demand that He do things our way. We live in a material world, so our natural focus is primarily on our physical needs. But when our thoughts are centered on mundane matters, we miss what God wants to show us. He is beyond time and space. His thoughts are always on the big picture. Our thoughts are earthly; His are heavenly. Our thoughts are limited; His are unlimited and unsearchable.
When God promises that “all things work together for the good to them who love God and are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28), His definition of good may not match ours. We may not see our struggles as leading to anything good because we can’t see into the future. We cannot know how God’s work in our lives will impact ourselves and countless others. He sees the whole picture; we see only the frame. Lost in our lowly thoughts, we cannot fathom the higher plan of God. That’s why we have to trust His character when we don’t understand. In Jeremiah 29:11 God expresses some of His higher thoughts toward Israel: “For I know the plans I have for you, . . . plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” In this verse, God promised that the Israelites, exiled in Babylon, would one day return to their homeland.
He encouraged them not to give up or think that the Lord had abandoned them. His thoughts toward them were higher than they could imagine, and they had to put their faith in His promises, even while enduring His discipline (2 Kings 21:14; Jeremiah 29:14). God was reminding His children that He can see around corners and into a future that they could not see. As God’s children today, we can also claim this verse, knowing that God’s thoughts toward each of us are on a higher plane than our own. When God allows sorrow and pain to enter the lives of His beloved children, it is because His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. He intends to use our dificulties to produce the character of Christ in us (Romans 8:29). He comforts us in our troubles so that we can learn to comfort others (2 Corinthians 1:4). His goals for us are higher than our goals for ourselves because His thoughts always have an eternal dimension. Our experiences are small pieces in a giant puzzle that stretches across human history from beginning to end. We may not understand our part in the puzzle, but we can trust that God does. As we surrender to His plan, we set aside our earth-bound thoughts and allow His higher thoughts to direct our paths (see Proverbs 3:5–6).
Faith our Anchor.
WHAT IS FAITH? Biblically, faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrew 11:1. God's thought is greater than our thought. Therefore we need have faith as our Anchor and faith in the word of God Let's look at some things we need to do as believers.
° Meditate on God's word
°Pray with faith
°Build up your faith in God ( mark 11:22-24). Anything we believe in his name will be done.
°Examine your heart.
In faith there is no worries. Where there is an absence of faith, there is fear. If we trust God and have faith in him, having the knowledge that his thoughts for us are of good and not of evil to give us an expected end, then we begin to see himself manifest in our lives.
Total dependence on God.
Jesus speaking in Jeremiah 1:5.he said before I formed thee I knew thee. With this, we should depend on God totally. When and how it will end only him knows. What we might be thinking is not what God might be thinking. Total submission to God brings his thoughts for our life into fulfillment.
God is not a man that he should lie. He never fails. He is the God who is and is to come. Our thoughts should be his thoughts, for his thoughts are higher than ours. Let our Faith in him be firm, for those that put their trust in him will never be put to shame.
God's thought is Higher than our Thought. Knowing this biblical fact, be still and know that he is God. Psalm 46:10.
Please let's pray:
Heavenly Father we thank you for today. We thank you for teaching s this evening and opening our eyes to see what you want us to see
you for reminding us about your thought and how you still have us in your heart. Hold our hands till the end of time. This we pray in Jesus' name amen.