Who has understood the mind of the Lord, or instructed him as his counselor? (Isa. 40:13)

SURELY WE WOULD BE SMART enough not to try to explain the theory of relativity to Einstein, how to make a light bulb to Edison, how to write a short story to O. Henry, or how to design a house to Frank Lloyd Wright. Geniuses don’t need someone to tell them how to do something they have invented or created. Why would we try to tell God what to do?

God is the creator of all things and the author of all knowledge. If He does not know something, it doesn’t exist. Omniscience is a fancy word that means He knows it all without our having to tell Him.

God must think we are pretty foolish when we try to tell Him how to run the universe—the very one He created by the power of His word. We question His actions or lack thereof without knowing all the facts and without the ability to see the potential outcomes of actions like He can. We complain and act as if we know best how He should have handled things. Rather than trust His judgment, we want to question it. Rather than believe His love for us, we wonder where He is when we hurt. Rather than rest in His providential care, we complain when we do not get what we want. How foolish of us.

God is all-wise. He will do it right the first time, all the time. He desires our conversation, but He doesn’t need our advice.

Decide you are just going to trust God, not continue to second-guess Him.

Ken Heer has been a pastor and church leader for fifty-two years and lives in Brooksville, Florida, with his wife, Nancy. Ken is the author of Ancient Fire (WPH).