Why does God work in mysterious ways? Why does He work in ways never understandable to the humans?

Why does He work in ways never understandable to humans? 

Could this be the source of our grave misunderstanding of who God is and how to approach Him?

Isaiah 55:8 - 9

ESV - 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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9aa51e4b447252291b959c696fb96539 400x400 Jeremiah Kaaya Pastor at Springs of Power Church, Teacher by professional
God is unique from any and everything ever to have been or to ever be. He is unique in every way we may choose to look at it and in every sense we may choose to perceive it. For He is God because He is never predictable, never imaginable in any sense that it may be. To seek therefore to understand every bit of God is a grave mistake committed by the humans. We can only look to God for answers, yet we can't dictate what those answers should be (Isaiah 45:5-6), (1Kings 8:60), (Psalms 83:18), (Deuteronomy 4:35), (Psalms 86:10), (Exodus 8:10), (John 1:3), (Ephesians 4:6), (Isaiah 43:10-11), (Psalms 8:1-3).

We are of and from God. If He is not, we can't be. Yet a child is not only so by biological means, but also by how they recognize the parent. Thus many are children but distant because how they relate with the parent is not lovely. They therefore are only recognized as only being biological sons and daughters but will miss out on the many privileges which come with being children. 

We therefore have missed out on coming to terms with our God because just as a child would deny to recognize their parents, we too as humans have refused to submit to the excellence, supremacy, uniqueness, Omnipotence, Omniscience, and Omnipresence of God. Despite our small and limited brain, we seek to be at par with the Almighty God. We go on to question Him as to why He does things the way He chooses to. It is as if we seek that He should let us know of every bit of Him and what and how He does. Isaiah 55:8-9 is therefore intended to give us assurance of God's uniqueness. Yet even when we seek to know and understand His thoughts and ways, we are only doing so so that we can create ground to challenge Him. Yet we are surely almost nonexistent if we seek to challenge God, but if we seek to obey and love Him, He surely presents Himself to us with love, grace, and mercy. Even what looks to be mysterious to us will begin to digest well in us.

The Bible calls us worms (Isaiah 14:14). This is not in the sense that we are worms, but in the sense of what we could be if we seek to challenge God. For a human to seek to challenge God is a simple losing battle which is only self destructive. A president, or a king controls a territory and in that sense, he wields respect from subjects and non subjects. God is God of Heavens and Earth and all that is wherever.

The Bible gives a chronology of a few of the ways in which God has worked in mysterious ways. This has been evidenced in some of the following ways;

The God of Israel has always defended His in ways never evidenced anywhere else. Every time God's people stand well with Him but are attacked, He has showed up to defend them in ways never understandable to the humans. In 2Chronicles 20 when the Moabites and the Ammonites had attacked Judah, the children of Judah had not known how to fight back because they had been dwarfed by the attackers. In 2Chronicles 20:14 when the Spirit of God came upon Jahaziel, He told them only to sing. They did and the attackers were defeated just like that. 

God is not limited like we humans are. He always provides out of nothing. He provided manna and water to the Israelites out of the impossible (Exodus 16), ((Exodus 17).

God protected the Israelites from the would be curses of Balaam orchestrated by Balak. He did this by making a donkey talk (Numbers 22:21-39). There is no way a human can explain this except should only say; the Lord is God Almighty.

Many other wonders are evidenced in the Bible, yet there is no enough space to mention every bit. But if we read the Bible, it is all clearer. Yet even when we choose to simply focus on ourselves, there is all evidence of God's wonder working in us. Yet many would still go on to limit themselves to only what is possible for them to see and do. We can't deny them their choice, but themselves realize how much is beyond what they know and can handle. THE LORD IS GOD. Amen

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