People say, myself included, “God knows what He’s doing.” However, it strikes me that this might be a giant understatement.
God does know what He’s doing, of course, as well as what He has done, and what He’s going to do. But He also knows what I’ve done, what I am doing, and what I’m going to do. And what you’ve done, what you are doing, and what you’re going to do. He knows all of this for every single person who ever lived, who now lives, and who will ever live.
And while He’s knowing all that, He also knows every intricate detail and activity of every atom in every creature and every object in every nook and cranny of our unfathomably limitless universe — past, present, and future.
So, when Scripture tells us in Romans 8:28, “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose,” we can believe it because we can know that He knows. He KNOWS.
He knows the end from the beginning. He knows every outcome of every situation. He knows how one different choice here or one decision there affects the future decisions and actions of every person who will be involved. He knows. He has always known. And He can weave it all together for good.
God’s omniscience makes my head spin. But it also brings me peace. Because not only does He know. He also loves. He has always loved. He will always love. So while my head spins, my heart sings, for God is the quintessential know-it-all. And He loves me.
Janice Powell 2013
(You can read more about our big God in this post: What Does God Look Like to You?)
Scripture taken from NASB.