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What Do We Know?

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."  Isaiah 55:8-9 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.When our first foster son was eight months old, his biological father showed up and sent my household into a tailspin of worry. What could this mean? Why has he arrived now? How could anyone think this was a good idea?

My mind went a mile a minute as I tried to sort through the new information and possibilities. I was sick with dread and questioned the system set in place to keep my son safe. I also questioned the God who sent me on this journey.

I couldn't understand why God orchestrated this reunion. I didn’t stop to take solace in His words that His thoughts are not our thoughts, nor His ways our ways. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are His thoughts and ways higher than ours. I garner hope through these verses.

At each difficult—sometimes inconceivable—moment, we should hold strong to the promise in these verses. God gives a gentle reminder that though we can’t understand the moment we’re in, we should trust that His thoughts and ways are well beyond our own and best for us.  

Often we think—and believe—we get it more than God. And how often we’re wrong. Satan allows us to wallow in the belief that we know more, but all that does is frustrate us.

Throw frustration aside and instead wallow in the knowledge that God knows more than you could ever imagine. 

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Angela Jamison

Angela Jamison is a mother of four and works with young children as the director of a Christian preschool. After struggling with infertility, she and her husband entered the world of foster care where they have been overwhelmed exploring the path laid before them by the most perfect Father. When she is not entertaining children, Angela loves to read, write, and connect with mothers and parents to encourage and reiterate God’s design for the toughest job on earth. 


  1. As a foster parent I can relate, the unexpected of the system has never made sense, but we know God is in control. I will be praying for you.