“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3 NIV
When you need to know something for school or just want to find out something, where do you go? A library, a text book, the internet? These days you can look up almost anything on Google or other search engines and find an answer. Have you searched for something today? I have.
Our Bible verse from Jeremiah gives us a promise from God, that when we call to Him, He will answer us. Sometimes what we want to know is unsearchable and only God can guide us or give us an answer. God’s wisdom and ways are above ours. God can help give us ideas or a way to do something that we would never think of on our own.
Sometimes when I am writing, keyboard keys click and the words just flow. At other times, I know what I want to say but the words just don’t come. I stop trying so hard, take a break, and talk to God. I call on Him. I sit still and just let the thoughts run through my head until the right words, the “unsearchable” words come. Thank You, Lord!
God does “great and unsearchable things” throughout the Bible with ordinary people who, with God, do extraordinary things.
Consider the shepherd boy David: (You can read the story in I Samuel 17.)
Israel’s entire army was bullied and afraid,
Terrified of the threats, nine-foot-tall Goliath made.
No one would come forward to fight the giant,
Goliath shouted insults and to God was defiant.
Then David stepped up with a sling and stone.
Trusting fully in God, the rock was thrown.
Goliath fell dead, the enemy was defeated.
The Philistine army turned and quickly retreated.
There are many other Bible stories of how God’s unsearchable wisdom and ways won the day. Here are a few you and your parents can read together this week.
Joshua and the battle of Jericho in Joshua 6:1-20.
Moses and the Red Sea in Exodus 14:10-22.
Peter and paying taxes in Matthew 17:24-27.
Esther and saving her people in Esther 5 through 7:4.
Blessings as you call on God!