Trusting God When You Don’t Understand

Science class really frustrates me sometimes, because I can’t wrap my mind around it.

While I can draw you a diagram to show how mirrors reflect light, answer test questions about mirrors and write a conclusion for my mirrors lab report, I just can’t fully understand how mirrors work.

All the technical stuff, I’m fine with. I still don’t understand how it’s even possible.

Does that mean that I don’t believe in mirrors? Of course not. I know that they work exactly how my science teacher tells me they do, even if I can’t understand how that is.

So why do I treat God any differently?

I know that my identity comes from what Christ says about me. I am his child. Nothing in this world can tell me otherwise.

But so often I don’t understand how that changes anything in my life. Who cares if Christ accepts me? I need the acceptance of others. That is what seems to matter most.

Just like a mirror that seems to work in one way, but actually works according to laws of science that I don’t fully understand, it may seem that I need the acceptance of others, rather than that of Christ, but I don’t. Because this life, too, works according to laws that God, who is good and sovereign, has set in place.

Whether I understand them or not, I need to trust them. It’s a matter of faith.

We destroy every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.

2 Corinthians 10:5

I don’t need to understand the rest. I can simply trust the word of my good God and fight to believe it, knowing that he will help me.


7 thoughts on “Trusting God When You Don’t Understand

  1. Even though we don’t understand everything or know everything, God does. He knows ALL things! That is why we must trust Him. Trust that no matter what we face, no matter what comes our way, God knows that it’s coming and He knows how the situation should be handled.

    That is why we must run to Him! Ask for wisdom and knowledge, so that we’ll know how to handle it. Receive His strength when we’re weak. Well done, my friend! ❤

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