There are many things that I do not understand. Here are just a few of those things:
CDs: I don't understand CDs. When I look at them, I can't see any songs in there, but when I put one in my CD player, I hear beautiful music. I don't understand it, but I know it works!
I don't understand how He did it, but God put a song in my heart. In times when I am sad, there is a song to comfort me; and when I am happy, there is a song to praise Him. I don't know how He did it, but God put a song in my heart!
Telephones: I don't understand how I can pick up a telephone and talk to someone hundreds or thousands of miles away and they can talk to me. Oh, I know about telephone lines, fiber optics, and cell phone towers, but I still don't understand how it works -- but I know it does!
I don't understand how I can talk to God in Heaven and He can talk to me. I can tell Him what is on my mind and he listens patiently -- then He speaks to my heart and gives me the assurance that I need. I don't understand prayer, but I know it works.
Medicine: I don't understand how medicine works. When I take a pill, how does it know where to go and what to do when it gets there? I don't know how it works, but I know it does!
I don't understand how God can heal the deepest hurt and pain in our lives. He knows exactly what we need in every situation. I don't know how He does it, but He does!
Calculators: I don't understand how I can push some buttons on a calculator and it will give me the correct answer to any problem. I don't understand it, but if I push the right buttons, I get the right answer every time!
I don't understand how God has the right answer to all of the problems of my life. I don't understand it, but I know He does!
Flashlights: I know this seems pretty simple, but I don't understand flashlights. I know there is a bulb and batteries and a switch to turn it off and on, but I still don't understand why it works -- but I know it does!
I don't understand how, but I know that in the darkest days of my life, God is my light. I don't know how He does it, but He lights every path I take!
Remote Controls: I don't understand how I can sit in my easy chair and control my TV or DVR from all the way across the room. I can change channels, adjust the volume, pause, fast-forward, or rewind. I don't understand it, but I am in complete control!
I don't understand how God can sit on His throne in Heaven and control everything here on earth. I certainly don't understand the events that have happened this week! I don't understand why someone would go into a school and kill innocent people -- people that he didn't even know. I don't understand it, but I know that even in this terrible situation, God is in control!
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
Thank you, God, that I don't have to understand your ways. I only have to trust you know that you are in control.