We have all experienced moments when we struggled to understand; the meaning of a concept, the unforeseen circumstance, the life altering news, the hurt of betrayal, or maybe the death of someone we loved. In that moment things did not make sense, our brains struggled to make order of what we were experiencing. It was like being in a heavy fog, unable to see the horizon.
Our ability to understand comes from lessons that we learn, without something to base the new experience upon it simply does not make sense. Students develop skills through each level of learning by which they gain understanding. Each new concept learned develops into a new level of understanding that allows the student to continue to grow in understanding.
So when we simply do not understand, how do we gain perspective? How do we learn what God is trying to teach us in the midst of our uncertainty?
“Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.”
Proverbs 3:4-6 KJV
“So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
In Him is understanding . . .