Making Sense of What We Don’t Understand

Adrian Rogers

August 11

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts.” – Psalm 139:23

A little boy had a jigsaw puzzle that on one side had a map of the world and on the other side had a picture of a man. His mother asked him to try and work it and before long the little fellow had put the puzzle together. The mother was surprised to find that the little fellow knew so much about geography. She asked him, “How on earth did you do that?”

“Oh,” he said, “I worked the other side first. When I got the man right, the world was right.”

How true that is! We will never fix this world until we get the man right – the man Jesus Christ, that is.

Are things in your world confusing you these days? Turn to Jesus and trust Him to make sense of what you don’t understand.

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  1. This is meant well but simplistic and misleading. There are many things in life – illness, loss of income, death of a child, accidents – that will never make sense to us on earth. Jesus is under no obligation whatsoever to “make things make sense” to us and never does he imply that he will. Rather we can trust him to get us through them, that they will make sense in the next world perhaps. But to expect things to make sense here and now places Jesus in a false position and sets us up for significant disillusionment.

    • Hi John, I appreciate your thoughts. I think though that you took him wrong. He is saying basically to lean on Jesus’s understanding and not our own. Like when something happens in life that you don’t understand, but you choose to trust in God. Maybe you will never understand, but maybe the answer for “why” something happened will become obvious even years later, I know this has happened to me. As you know, we will never understand all that happens, but we can trust that all things happen for a reason and therefore we choose to place our trust in God who DOES understand all things. 🙂
      God bless

Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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