Weekly Devotion

Crazy Happenings

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For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 

~Isaiah 55:8-9

Have you ever noticed that when we are confused or something weighs on our heart, the instinct is to assume that God will handle the situation just as you would? It’s a natural inclination, given that our only point of reference is the human mind. However, Isaiah reveals that God’s thoughts and ways are not like ours.

We should be really excited about this.

Firstly, it means that God’s thoughts are not like ours. His thoughts are above ours, reaching higher realms. He can see the grand tapestry of life, with intricate details beyond our understanding. He perceives the impact of each piece of the puzzle and how it interconnects with others.

Also, it means that God will not act in alignment with our ways. This is probably a good thing, especially when emotions cloud our judgment.  God’s actions are different because He can see and understand every nuance and detail.

So, how does this apply to our nonprofits and ministries??

It underscores the importance of consistently talking with God about the things happening in our organizations. It means that we are Not in Control. Does this scare you as much as it scares me?

We need to trust that for faith-based organizations, God wants them to succeed as much as we do…perhaps, even more given that His name is implied in everything we say and do. We just need to hold on tight and remember that not everything will make sense.

We must embrace the uncertainty, holding on to the truth that not everything will make sense right away. Since God comprehends every detail and understands how all the pieces interlock, He may direct us to actions that seem perplexing to us and the world. Cling tightly to the knowledge that He is in control.

Today, my prayer for you is that in everything you think, say, and do, you would trust that God sees the big picture and will not steer you wrong. He may ask you to do some things that don’t seem to make sense, but ultimately, each of these will bring glory to his name.

Sweet Blessings to You, My Friend.

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