I have been studying the Book of Genesis these past few weeks. I have noticed so much in the first families of man that looks just like we as humans look today. The way they made decisions, the way they interacted with each other, their love for each other and how they expressed it in such flawed human ways. I can relate to all of it.
Then there are some things in the Book of Genesis that is hard for me to accept. There are things that my mind just can’t wrap around, and when my mind can’t grasp it, I tend to go towards disbelieving it. Isn’t it interesting how we see ourselves as the center of the universe and how when we can’t understand something, we look at it as being untrue.
Well in the past, I would simply dismiss something that didn’t ring true to my finite mind. I’d write it off, oftentimes never to revisit it. But since I have been walking with the Lord, I’ve been shown some things that I first had assessed as unbelievable. As God has shown me to NOT trust in my own understanding, and to lean on Him, He has revealed things to me that I didn’t first understand..
It was only with the humility necessary to simply say, “God I believe, help my unbelief”, then let it go and move ahead in living my life that God has revisited certain situations with me and then show me the truth in that situation. He revealed things to me in his time, which was just the right time for me. When I look back on how I thought about the issue at first, I thank God that he waited to show it to me, because in hindsight, I know I was unable to receive the truth any sooner than when God showed it to me.
It’s been a good thing for me to simply tell myself that I don’t know about this issue. To me it looks unbelievable. But I’m remembering that my mind is finite and God is infinite in knowledge. So who has the advantage? And then, who has allowed me to partake in His infinite wisdom? We all have the mind of Christ. 1 Cor 2:16. With patience, God may reveal the situation to me, or maybe He won’t, and I can still live in His peace either way.