God is often misunderstood, not because His word is not clear about who He is; how He acts; and what He does; but because of our misconceptions and our human thinking. One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is the ability to be forever teachable. Once you are dogmatic about anything, you will find yourself in a stronghold of your own making. Isaiah 55:9-11 says, As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, says the Lord. This verse should be one we commit to memory for when we don’t understand what God is doing in our lives, our families, our bodies, our cities, our churches, our nations; we must remember God’s ways are higher than our ways.
God is moving powerfully in our midst, in our nations, and in our families, but most of us cannot see it. Rest assured we are not the first people on planet earth to misunderstand what God is doing. But here is a great example of how He works and we don’t realize it. Listen to David’s description of God in Psalm 18:9-11 “He bowed the heavens also, and came down With thick darkness under His feet. He rode upon a cherub and flew; And He sped upon the wings of the wind. He made darkness His hiding place, His canopy around Him, Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.” God was hiding Himself in the storm.
Do you see any storms in our nation, your family, your marriage? God is in the storm. How do I know, because Psalm 139 says, “Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.” God is not afraid of the dark, He is in the storm and no matter what you see, remember what He said, for His ways are higher than our ways and He is working all things together for good!