Walking with God doesn’t always make sense, because His thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are not our ways, as Isaiah 55: 8-9 tells us.
Sometimes it seems that God has lost His mind, like in the book of Jeremiah when Jeremiah repeated the word that God gave him for King Joachim and King Zedekiah. He told them they shouldn’t resist the Babylonian invasion, but they should surrender and by surrendering they will save their lives.
This is contrary to our natural instinct to defend our own city, fighting for what we believe. How could God really expect the nation of Israel to give in to a pagan society and a pagan King named Nebuchadnezzar?
Many times the things God tells us don’t make sense. For instance when God says, “Don’t defend yourself!” even though you know you’re right and the other person is wrong. He may say, “Submit to My authority and be quiet. Be still and know that I am God. I will take care of the situation.”
It doesn’t make sense to our natural mind that’s connected to what we see and feel and what we think is right. That’s why we have to live our lives out of our born-again spirit, aligned and attuned to God’s ways. We need to be willing to accept God’s thoughts rather than living out of our soulish realm. The soul realm is connected to the earthly ways and is governed by our feelings and emotions.
Jeremiah’s prophetic word to the prophets and princes made them put him in prison. They wanted to kill him because they felt that his words would weaken the hands of the warriors who were fighting for the nation.
Yet God gave him the word that if the people of Israel were to be saved, they had to surrender and live far from the place that God called His own city. It just didn’t make sense.
There are times God will tell us to give above and beyond tithes and offerings. But if we don’t have very much to give, we just don’t listen because it doesn’t line up with our natural understanding. And most of the time it doesn’t line up with what we think God should do and what God should be.
Amos 3:3 asks if it is possible for two to walk together unless they agree. We must agree with God and not try to make God agree with us. It doesn’t always make sense but it always turns out right.
Well, the Kings refused to listen to God’s word through Jeremiah. In fact King Joachim burnt the scroll the prophetic word was written on, pretended it never existed and he put Jeremiah in prison. The king ended up losing his family, his eyes and he lost his soul.
It doesn’t always make sense, but when God’s word is spoken to you through the power of the Holy Spirit follow it…..even if at the moment it seems ridiculous and absolutely insane.
But as the bible says in Numbers 23:19, “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” Whatever you are going through today, trust in God’s word through the power of the Holy Spirit, not through your own interpretation.
Trust Him even though it doesn’t make sense at all and even contradicts what seems to be natural and right. His word will bring His presence and the power of His kingdom to bear in your life. It doesn’t always make sense, but it will always produce the righteous fruit that brings prosperity to your life and to those around you. Trust in the Lord!