Beyond My Understanding

By Beth Fore

“Oh, how I wish that God
would speak, that he would
open his lips against you and
disclose to you the secrets of
wisdom, for true wisdom has
two sides.  Know this:  God has
even forgotten some of your sin.
“Can you fathom the mysteries of
God?  Can you probe the limits of
the Almighty?  They are higher than
the heavens—what can you
do?  They are deeper than the depths
of the grave—what can you know?  Their
measure is longer than the earth
and wider than the sea.”

(Job 11:5-9 NIV)

Beyond My Understanding

I have so many questions, Father,
so many things I don’t understand;
but I believe You are the Sovereign One,
and everything is under Your command.

There are many secrets and mysteries
about the heavenly realms and our universe.
There are so many unresolved questions
since the fall of man and Adam’s curse.

My thoughts can’t compare with Yours, God,
as I search for answers that I cannot find.
Though You created me in Your image, God,
You created in me a limited, finite mind.

I’ve spent a lifetime of seeking, Father . . .
meaning and purpose in this life for me.
I’ve asked for wisdom and discernment,
for ears that can hear and eyes that can see.

Help me accept what I don’t understand,
to trust and submit to Your will for me.
Increase my faith beyond measure, God,
and help me embrace my divine destiny.

by Beth Fore

*Mankind cannot understand many of the mysteries about Almighty God.  God has no limits; and even though man desires to know and understand all there is to know about God, he will never be able to fully comprehend the majesty and mystery of God.

“Can you fathom the mysteries of God?  Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?” (Job 11:7 NIV)

As human beings, we long to understand our Creator; yet, we can never really comprehend All that He is, All that He can do, and All that He has put into place for His honor, glory, and praise. These mysteries about God demonstrate the gap between Creator and created, God and man.  God is so superior and perfect and Omni-everything, so mankind is humbled in His presence when he recognizes and acknowledges the Supreme Being who has created everything and is sovereign over all things.

We have so many unanswered questions about so many things, and there are many unsolved mysteries about the spiritual realm that we cannot see or hear.  The Bible tells us to pray for wisdom and we will receive it. We also gain more insight and understanding by studying God’s Word and seeking the Holy Spirit’s guidance and leadership into all truth. God does choose to unravel and demystify some of these mysteries when we truly seek Him through study, prayer, and worship.

Faith exists because of the gap between God and man. If mankind understood everything and had all knowledge, as God has, what would differentiate God from man?  Logic and debate won’t cause man to stand in awe of God and believe that He is the great I AM!  Man must realize that he cannot prove there is a God; but, rather, he chooses to believe in God, a Supreme Being, and a Sovereign who is the creator, sustainer, and ruler over every thing and every being.  When we choose to believe, trust, and obey God as the Supreme Being, we understand that we are human beings with finite minds and understanding and that we are humbled by the Authority and Omnipotence of Jehovah God.


  1. What are some of the questions you have yourself and others about God?
  2. Have you been able to answer some of those questions?  If so, what were they?
  3. What are some of the questions you ask that you doubt you will ever have answered in this life?  Is it important to you that you have them answered?
  4. Meditate on this question for a while.  Then write down your answer and find someone to share your question and answer.  Why, or why not, do you believe in God?
  5. Do you feel frustrated or blessed by the many unanswered questions and mysteries you have about God?

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