I’m a dude so there are a lot of things I don’t really understand.
I don’t understand why it’s romantic for a 100-year-old vampire to fall in love with a high school girl.
I don’t understand why a bunch of teenagers from different districts trying to kill each other appeals to women.
I don’t understand Channing Tatum
I also don’t understand Pinterest. I’ve seen my wife and friends on Pinterest. I’ve seen updates on Facebook about my friends pinning something to something. My wife has made delicious recipes that she has found on Pinterest.
I’ve benefitted from Pinterest but I don’t understand it.
I think Pinterest is like God in that way.
There are a lot of things I don’t understand about God but I’ve definitely benefitted from having him in my life. However, there are things that God does in this world that I just don’t understand.
I don’t understand why bad things happen to good people.
I don’t understand how giving money to God means I have more.
I don’t understand Channing Tatum.
With God, though, even though we don’t understand him we’re still called to follow him. Even though we may be confused by what he allows we’re still called to have faith.
I don’t understand Pinterest but I don’t have to join it and they might not let me. If I did want to understand Pinterest better, though, I would just have to spend more time on the site interacting with it.
The same goes with God. We’ll never fully understand God because, like Isaiah wrote, his ways are far above our ways. However, the more time we spend with God and interacting with him, the better we’ll understand him. We may still question why some things happen in this world but we’ll have an easier time trusting what he’s doing.
And I still don’t understand Channing Tatum.
How do you keep your faith in God even when you don’t understand what he’s doing?