God’s Ways Are Not Our Ways – But He Still Loves Us

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. – Isaiah 55:8

In times like these, it can be tempting to doubt the goodness and wisdom of God. But, as the above Scripture reminds us, his ways are not ours.

Therein lies one of the fundamentals of our faith: when we don’t understand the plans of God, we can still trust that he truly loves us.

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We love him, because he first loved us. – 1 John 4:19

Below is a poem I wrote a couple of years ago, when contemplating the purposes of God in my own life. I hope it will be a blessing to you!

The Gardener

I wonder

If God were a gardener

Would he wish for perfect plants

With deep roots and sweet fruit

Supple in storms

Content when drenched

Gritty through drought

Ever growing toward the sun?

I imagine

Not many such plants exist.

Like earthy, earthly gardeners

He would need to maintain and more –

Weeding what invades

Feeding what strengthens

Shaping what remains

And sometimes cutting down to the ground

And beginning again next season.

If God were a gardener

I wonder

What sort of plant I’d be –

Needy, greenhouse-bound –

Or would I be a native prairie plant

Self-seeding and sturdy

Robust and productive.


And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28

How have you maintained your faith in recent days? I welcome your encouraging words, and I know others will as well.

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9 thoughts on “God’s Ways Are Not Our Ways – But He Still Loves Us”

      1. I am the only one working in my office space due to inadequate internet at home. Should be fairly isolated, being there alone, except for the Almighty, of course! Pray your family stays healthy too!

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