In Isaiah 55:8-9 God declares, that, “His thoughts are not our thoughts, neither are His ways our ways, as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are His ways higher than our ways and His thoughts than our thoughts!”
The human heart is filled with questions for God: “Why?” “When?” “How?” We often wrestle with faith because of those questions. How can we fully trust a God we don’t understand? How can we have faith when God’s ways seem even cruel at times? When we try to comprehend God’s ways, we can become frustrated. His ways are higher than our ways, and His actions often do not make sense to our earth-bound minds. We question God’s ways when young people die, when tragedies strike righteous people, when the wicked prosper (see Psalm 73). So we beat on heaven’s door with our demand for answers, and no answer comes but this one: “My ways are higher than your ways. John Hagee said, “The greatest test of faith is when you don’t get what you want, but still you are able to say Thank You Lord.”
My brothers and sisters, I don’t know how your faith is being tested today, however if you try to understand God’s ways from earth looking up, you’re not going find many answers. Instead, God left all of us a clue in the word higher. His ways are not merely different from ours, they are higher. Better. Superior. They exist on a grander scale. He parted the Red Sea because it fit His plan for Israel (Exodus 14:21; Psalm 66:6). He made the sun stand still so Joshua’s army could defeat their enemies (Joshua 10:12–13). He sent an angel to let Peter out of jail (Acts 12:6–10), but He allowed James to be executed (Acts 12:2). God has allowed some of His faithful servants to suffer terrible fates, even though He could have delivered them if He chose (Hebrews 11:32–40). When we try to make sense of these events with our natural minds, we won’t get anywhere. Instead, God invites us to come up higher and learn to see life from His perspective.
Think about it for a moment……a faith that can’t be tested, can’t be trusted!