Romans 11:33-34

The New American Standard declares that last phrase: "How unfathomable His ways!" 

Maybe you've come to discover this in your own experience. You've tried to "trace out His path" and you can't pull it off. You've tried to fathom His "unfathomable" ways and you can't. It just doesn't compute. It blows your microprocessor. 

You have begun to walk with God like never before in your life, but in that path of obedience, you have come across situations that simply defy explanation—you have encountered situations that seem to be contradictory. 

That's how God works; accept it! It may not make sense to you for years, if ever. But that's OK. 

I've come to realize I wouldn't understand His thought processes and planned procedures, even if He took time to explain them to me.

It was a wonderful day for me when I finally realized I don't have to explain the will of God. That's not my task. My job is simply to obey it.


Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.