“How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep!” (Psalm 92:5)
How often do you think about how God thinks and his mind works?
Psalm 92 is a wonderful psalm full of praise to God, and verse 5 says, “How great are your works, O Lord! Your thoughts are very deep!” We often praise God for his works. They are easy to see, after all, but the verse says, “Your thoughts are very deep.” What are we supposed to do with this? Why is it a reason to praise God?
The fact that God’s thoughts are deep and his knowledge is “too wonderful” for us (Psalm 139:6) is a comfort! This is a reminder that God holds all knowledge and that his mind is wrapped around truths and realities that we could never comprehend or even imagine. And that is a good thing too.
Imagine if we could understand every one of God’s thoughts. That would make him inferior to us- or, at best, our equal. But his thoughts are very deep. They understand and encompass everything for all time. They have planned the future. And so we can put our trust in him.
When we are at a total loss about how to manage life, what to do next, how to solve a problem, or what the future holds, we can remember that his thoughts are very deep. God is not at a loss. He’s not confused. He holds the future. He holds our future. So we can praise him and rest in him.
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