Some of us were having a discussion yesterday trying to tackle the age old questions: Why does God allow suffering? Why doesn’t He stop it? etc. You know the questions…we struggle with them throughout our lives….
Someone offered this wisdom:
Think of a pie chart:
The smallest segment (yellow) represents what we know – our knowledge
The next smallest segment (blue) is what we know that we don’t know. For example, I know that I don’t know how to fix a car, or how to build a house.
The largest segment (red) is what we don’t know that we don’t know. In other words, most of what is ‘out there’, I don’t even know is out there. Hmmmmm….
And that is, of course, God’s knowledge. So, trying to understand the mind of God is far beyond what we can ever begin to comprehend. Hence, the question, “Do you trust Me?”
For further clarification….I refer you to the Book of Job!
The pie chart is a very interesting way to explain what we don’t know. One of the most difficult things for humans to do is to have faith and just trust God. We like to be in control or at least think we know the reasons for everything.
Let’s try to rest in God.
Yes, your pie chart is a great way of explaining what we don’t that we don’t know. In fact, I think you for reminding me of that fact. My inner voice today told me to quit worrying. Your pie chart helps me doing just that.
I like this! Using the pie chart is a clever idea! I’m learning – the hard way – to trust Him more, but I certainly haven’t arrived.
Let man be man.
And let God be God.
Donald Rumsfield ??