Knowing Everything

I like to know things. I say I wouldn’t want to know everything because that would be too much, but I certainly act like I want to know everything. Sometimes I act like I do know everything. But I ask questions all the time. Sometimes I ask unnecessary questions instead of useful ones. Sometimes I ask the wrong questions instead of the right ones.

Sometimes we aren’t supposed to know why or how something is. I have an extremely difficult time with this concept. I know I’m not supposed to know everything, but I still want to. I have been continuously, no constantly learning this lesson: I don’t have to know everything. I’m not supposed to know everything. Only God knows everything, and that’s good.

So numerous times in my life I’ve learned that it’s okay not to know everything because God knows everything. He’s in control and He is good. He knows what He’s doing with everything that happens. Sometimes I take the lesson right away, and rest securely in the trust that God is handling it. But many other times God has to “beat me over the head” for me to get it, and He often has to repeat Himself. I am very thankful God is patient and kind with me.

I may not know why I have a problem. I may not know why or how I got over a problem. I may not know why or how someone else’s problems are existent or gotten over. But God knows. He has a plan and a great purpose for everything.

I don’t have to know everything. I’m not supposed to know everything. Only God knows everything, and that’s good. Psalm 139; Proverbs 3:5-6.


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