For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8)
Are you listening for God’s direction? Often we find ourselves in a tough spot and can’t figure out how to work our way out of it. We think during the day. We toss and turn at night. But the best we can come up with seems inadequate.
Contrast that with the approach that Martin Luther took. He said that the more difficult the day that was ahead, the earlier he would wake up – not to get a head start on the work but to pray! Only with a meaningful prayer life could he have what he needed to deal with the most difficult things that came up.
Isaiah’s message from God to us is that rather than settling for the best we can come up with ourselves, we would do much better to listen for God’s guidance. The best we can come up with is a mere fraction of what God has to offer. Take time to listen for God’s voice in your life – especially regarding the most difficult things you face. You will discover a rich source of wisdom and strength that may change your life in ways you could never dream up for yourself.