About six weeks ago, I read the most haunting book about the Nazi regime. Since then (which is ironically the name of the book ~ Then), the catchphrase of one young character has lingered in my mind: “Don’t you know anything?”
Sort of random, but a well-written book will do that to you. Anyway, the phrase resurfaced as I read through the book of Isaiah and found words of a similar kind:
“Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.” (Isaiah 40:28)
“Don’t you know anything?” Isaiah seems to be asking. And I could feel guilty, but I don’t. Instead, I’m merely thankful for the reminder. This verse started a whole list of questions in my mind.
Do you not know… that God is bigger than any problem you may face?
Have you not heard… that the Lord is mighty to save?
Do you not know… that God is in control of both the big and little things?
Have you not heard… that He’s going to win in the end?
Do you not know… that God loves you with everything He is?
Have you not heard… the song of love He sings over you?
Do you not know… that He’s waiting with arms wide open?
Have you not heard… how He desperately calls your name?
Do you not know? Have you not heard? Don’t you know anything?
I realize how little I do know. More importantly, I realize that it’s okay to not know everything… just as long as I know that I can trust God with the things I don’t understand.