Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?
What an amazing thought that all of the many wonderful things we know of God are only a part of who He really is. He truly is so much more than we can ever imagine or comprehend. His greatness is above anything we can fathom. The true nature of His power goes way beyond any force we can witness with our own eyes. And the truth of His entire nature and person encompasses much more than we can ever fully grasp in our hearts and minds.
We can know a lot about God through His Word and through His creation. Certain things have been revealed to us, but there is also much we cannot know or comprehend about God. Science has told us much about how God’s creation works, the processes and cycles and components of things, but science cannot answer every question or prove every theory. Job’s situation reveals the profound truth of this statement because his circumstances are unexplainable to us and our ways of thinking and our understanding of God. But we should not reject God simply because we cannot understand how He is working.
We can know God through His Son, but it is also important to realize that there is more to God than we can know and understand. If He were completely understandable, we would be akin to God in our knowledge, when in reality, His wisdom is high above ours. But that also creates a trust factor. Our finite minds cannot know as God knows, so we must trust Him based on what He has revealed to us. And He has given us more than enough reasons to trust Him, to rely on Him, and to act based on what we do know.
We cannot completely understand God, but we can know Him, we can know Him better, and we can trust Him completely. And our lives should be spent in pursuit of Him, learning more about Him and growing in our relationship with Him. It may be that only parts of His ways are revealed unto us, but we can spend a lifetime gaining wisdom and understanding through studying His Word. Let’s not be discouraged by the fact that we can’t know all of God, but may that fact instead leave us in awe of Him and His greatness and encourage us to learn what we can about Him.