I’m currently reading The Joy of Fearing God by Jerry Bridges, and it’s a great book so far.
At the moment he’s talking about how awesome God is. He quoted these verses…
Who has understood the mind of the Lord, or instructed Him as His counselor?
Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten Him, and who taught Him the right way?
Who was it that taught Him knowledge, or showed Him the path of understanding?
– Isaiah 40:13-14
He points out how amazing things are that God has done. Look at the incredible things He has made. Could we have helped God out as a consultant? Could we have given advice on how to make things better?
Yet we continually want to give God advice on the providential working of things.
I guess we would never actually say it, but we seem to think God could use a bit of our wisdom to better plan things that are going wrong in our lives.
Those thoughts woke me up. It’s so easy to think about how things could be better managed. But to think we could run things better than God is the dumbest idea going.
He is wise and loving. And we can trust in that.