Thursday, January 29, 2015

What God doesn't know, conclusion

We've been studying this week a series of intriguing statements based on our focus verses from John 16:

                          Then Jesus’ disciples said, “Now you are speaking clearly and
                          without figures of speech. 30 Now we can see that you know all
                          things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you
                          questions. This makes us believe that you came from God.”

The disciples told Jesus "we can see that you know all things" and they were right! Our God is an all-knowing, and all-powerful God. When we say that there are things He doesn't know, we are making a play on words, as we have all week!

This is the Almighty, the Creator of the universe, and the Savior of mankind. And there is one last thing that He doesn't know . . .

Our Father doesn't know of a question that He cannot answer. Not one. He has the answers for any and all questions that we will ask Him. As an old gospel song says, "I don't know what the future holds, but I know Who holds the future."

Let's look at what He says about Himself:

                        I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like
                        Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times
                        things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and 
                        I will do all My pleasure . . .  (Isaiah 46:9-10) 

He knows the end before it happens, and He has known back in ancient times the things that will happen in years to come! Truly we serve an awesome God.

                       Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of
                       God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past
                       finding out!  (Romans 11:33)

His wisdom and His purposes and plans are way beyond our finite minds; we can never hope to fully understand what He will accomplish. But we know that He desires the best for us, and that thought can comfort us in the storms.

                      If any of you lacks wisdom, let him as of God, who gives to all
                      liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
                      (James 1:5)

We may not understand why something happens. We may not see the good in things when they occur. But we can trust our Lord to show us.
There is not a question that He cannot answer, if we will ask in faith.

To wrap up our study this week, there are no storms that He can't calm. He's never met a broken heart that He can't heal. He doesn't know of a habit that we have, that He can't break. He doesn't know of a sin that He can't forgive.
He doesn't know of a hunger for peace that He can't satisfy. He doesn't know of a tear that He can't dry, either. And He doesn't know of a dream that He can't fulfill for us.

And this one is so precious -- He doesn't know of a single person that He loves more than you. Or more than me.

Many thanks to Wayne Searls for sharing this concept for this week of studies.


Belinda said...

This post reminds me of Malachi 3:10
I know it's speaking of tithing, but the second part is more than just about that to me. 10b says:

"Test me in this," says the LORD Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.

I believe we can "test" Him in all the things He doesn't know listed here. He likes to be tested! To test Him, you have to rely on Him to respond, eh?

Cathy said...

I have an urgent prayer request for a dear friend of mine. Her son has been missing for over 36 hours. He is an adult who has medical problems and she's not sure if he took his meds with him. She doesn't know where he is, or what he is doing....... but God does..... Please pray with me that her son will be found.