“If you understand the problem, you’re halfway to solving it.” Ever hear that before? Such beliefs teach us to rack our brains so we can understand the cause of problems. We expect that understanding the cause automatically leads to the solution.
It doesn’t always work that way! Striving to mentally grasp the cause of life’s problems often intensifies the problem’s adverse effect on us.
True, when repairing an automobile we must first discover what’s broken. Replace the defective part and, presto, it works again.
What must we do when the cause of life’s problems defies human understanding?
Quit depending on your ability to understand causes. You may think, “That suggestion is crazy! How do you expect me to not depend upon on my own understanding?” Start depending on God’s superior, infinite understanding. He knows everything about everything including all the hidden causes of each problem in the entire universe. So, when all our worry and anxious thoughts fail to understand causes, it’s time to obey Proverbs 3:5: “Do not lean on your own understanding.” “Well,” you may wonder, “what should I do with my human understanding?” “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.”
No one event constitutes a lifetime. Therefore, we should move on with life and not dwell on individual events. Don’t fear events or they grow out of proportion to their actual importance.
Depending wholly upon God’s understanding redirects your attention from causes to cure. The cure is a Person we call Heavenly Father. Don’t we call on him during life’s difficulties and frustrations? Why not call upon him when you can’t comprehend causes of struggles, difficulties and heartaches? Let him figure it out! He is more than willing to help humans who admit their inability to understand causes. Don’t be distracted by “impossible to understand” causes. Just look up to your heavenly Cure.
Please remember, “Those who hope in Me will not be disappointed,” Isaiah 49:23. God is the cure which annihilates incomprehensible causes.