Ecclesiastes 9:1

At various times in our lives, all of us have questioned why certain things happen the way they do. We find it difficult to understand our circumstances. Solomon says that life is full of mystery that is beyond our comprehension, and wisdom recognizes this, but those mysteries are not beyond God’s hand.  Wisdom means that we trust God with the things we can’t explain.  Many things in the divine government of the universe are simply beyond our capacity to know.

The complexity of life in the universe is evidence that there is an all-wise God, One whose intelligence is far superior to our own.  Our lives are in His hands!  Wisdom isn’t the same thing as having all the answers.  True wisdom admits that we are finite creatures with fallen minds and therefore incapable of understanding everything.  Mystery doesn’t have to result in despair, but is an opportunity for doxology! Romans 11:33 says, “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!  How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable are His ways!”

When faced with situations and circumstances that I don’t understand, instead of worrying, wisdom worships.  Why?  Because God’s people are in God’s hands.  As a believer in Christ, the hand of God ought to be something that is an image of comfort and assurance for you. When we don’t know why certain things happen, we do know that He’s got the whole world in His hands! We know that His hands were pierced for our sins.  We know that we are engraved on the palms of His hands. We know that He will never leave us or forsake us. And we know that He is working all things together for our good and His glory. We may not always have an explanation, but we do have something better–the promises of God!

For more, read Psalm 98:1; Romans 8:26-30