For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
Though our God is so much more than we can comprehend and express, we praise a God that has given us a glimpse of His character. We worship a God that we can know and experience. A God that has been in our place, yet was sinless and holy and paid the price to redeem our unholiness and adopt us as His own. So we can and need to hold fast to the knowledge that we do have of our great God.
Isaiah says that God’s thoughts and ways are not our thoughts and ways, but we know that God is so intimately interested and involved in our lives. Throughout the Scriptures we see time and time again just how involved God is in the lives of His people; all of His involvement gives us a small example of the vastness of His character.
This song was written simply to declare that we serve a God that is constantly with us, constantly looking after us and holding us up in His power. He is a God that is so much greater than His creation, yet allows us to know who He is. The Chorus is a great expression of this fact: “Lord, Maker, Savior, I know that through it all You are greater. Your love for me will never fade away. Those who hope in You will never be ashamed.” When we put our hope and trust in the things of this world we will constantly be let down, however when we truly know who Jesus is and put our hope and trust in His name alone He will fight with us.
This song also gives us some room to feel real emotions. The bridge starts by saying, “I may not have much left, but You provide.” This line captures the feeling expressed in many psalms, hurt yet hopeful. It is possible to know who Jesus is, how vast and great He is, and still hurt and struggle through life. God never says that He will not give us more than we can handle, but He does promise to walk through the hardships of life alongside us. So no matter how life is going right now, you have a God that is beyond comprehension who is intimately involved in every step of it.
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:57