Proverbs 7:4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister," and call understanding [your] relative.
Understanding a wisdom that far surpasses our own can be difficult at times, whether circumstances are by choice, by chance and happening or otherwise. As we go through life, we increase our knowledge on various subjects. At the start of our life we learned to roll over, crawl, stand, walk and then run. In our school-aged years, we learned the alphabet, then how to write and read. Later, we composed papers and theses of our own based on knowledge we gained and were beginning to better understand. For the most part we had a parent, teacher or older relative to guide us in learning. Some of these lessons were difficult to understand and took more time or studying in which to master. Others came easily. But through it all we learned and as we learned we grew and as we grew we were shaped into the individuals that we are today.
If you take the above and apply it to how Yahweh helps to bring us to a more complete knowledge and understanding, one thing that could be pointed out is that we did not learn to run before we had learned to walk. We did not solve complicated math equations before we could count. We did not write book reports before we could read and write. There was a certain progression that took place based on what our developing minds were able to take in, learn and hold on to. In many ways the way that progression still applies in the ways that we learn what is taught by Yahweh.
In this stage of my development, I’ve learned that the ways in which Father helps us to learn the depths of Her knowledge and wisdom is multifaceted. And I know that for me personally, I cannot be reminded enough that in all instances and in every experience both good and bad there is something to be learned. But it’s those experiences that seem to be the hardest to understand, because we have not yet reached that particular depth of knowledge because other things must be learned first in order to get to a higher level of understanding first. Much like understanding algebra before one has learned to multiply. It can even seem impossible to understand.
Then there are those that seem hardest or impossible to learn on the outside because they’re encased within a particular bad situation that might bring pain or hardship. In these I feel we have the most to learn and, they can at times be the most difficult to learn. It can be difficult because it takes looking past the outer shell of what might be very hard to deal with, accept or understand and then inward for the lesson contained within. Or, In order to do that we must first say that we accept whatever it is that is a challenge to us in understanding and then search for the lesson that difficulty brings.
In some of the more difficult cases we must simply accept in blind faith that which we don’t understand and humbly wait through endurance for the lesson to be revealed, and this takes a certain level of trust and faith in Yahweh that through Her love She will and through this process we will be brought to a higher level of understanding. We cannot assume to know the depths of our Creator’s wisdom because it is so deep and goes so far beyond our own knowledge and understanding that it cannot be measured or anticipated. We cannot assume that we know better because quite simply we do not. How could we when She is the potter and we the clay? She always has something new to reveal and so therefore we must wait patiently, in the same way that She patiently awaits us in learning the lessons She teaches, and in acceptance and accordance to Her Will and Her Way as She molds us and forms us.
Our loving Mother, in all Her wisdom and vast storehouse of knowledge, is the One who guides us through life and into eternal life. An ever-patient teacher, She helps us in elevating our level of knowledge and increasing our growth by bringing us from one stage to another. On our part, all that must be done is trust, faith, and the desire to learn Her Way and in the end come to know Her and as well. And most importantly, we must accept those lessons that She has to teach and know that they come from a place of love regardless of the form that they come in, always being grateful that She takes the time to teach us at all.