We like to think we have no limits. It makes us feel powerful. But the truth is we are limited in almost every way possible. We are limited in life span. We have limited vision. We have limited hearing. We have limited physical capabilities. And we certainly have limited understanding. I mean, we can’t even understand our relationships let alone the smallest part of the physical world we live in.
We try to understand. We spend years of effort and billions of dollars trying to understand how some things work, what their capabilities are, how life started, how it all works and works together. This lack of understanding causes us to fail in many ways. We can’t fix certain health issues, change destructive weather, find cures, make things last forever, etc.
God, however, has no limits. He is all powerful, sees all, hears all and knows all. And there is no limit to His understanding. That is a good thing to know. He understands everything about how life works and works together. He should since He created it all.
Great is our LORD, and of great power; There is no limit to His understanding. Ps. 147:5
God understands the general capabilities of man but also our individual capabilities. That means when He asks us to do something He knows we are capable of doing it with His help (Zc. 4:6; Php. 4:13). He understands why we do the things we do yet He still calls us to improve (Ep. 4:14,15), and helps us with that as well (2Cr. 3:18). God is NOT limited in His understanding and that is comforting to know because it means the best thing to me:
God understands me!
Inside and out, upside and down, motives and desires, hopes and dreams, thoughts and actions, even when I don’t understand myself. Thank you God!