We don’t see the big picture as we live our lives day to day. We might have plans and keep a fraction of a big picture in our heads as we make decisions, but what we see is only a tiny slice. For every ripple in the pond we create, we only see or anticipate a couple rings…God sees it all, beginning to end.
We can’t understand why things happen when they do or why good people suffer. We can’t understand why bad people seem to be rewarded, or why no matter how hard we try, things just don’t seem to work out as we want.
There is some good news though. We don’t have to understand everything, we’re not even meant to. There is a measure of relief and freedom in that.
The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?
Proverbs 20:24 NLT